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CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1895-TWELVE PAGES.
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SHU TIE DEMOCRATIC PARTY!
Put Up Wenter, or Tuley, or Waoker,
or Brand, or Weeks, or
But for God's Sake Keep the Contractors'
Combine Out of the Nominat
Or Chicago, Naturally Liberal and Largely
Democratic, Will Go Republican by
The Fine Art of Oonology, Artistically Applied,
Has Been Given Too Often for
Tlit; Democrats of the city of Chicago
number 1 10,000 votes.
Thoy mo tlio most liberal and tlio
must high-minded of our citizen.
Yvt because of tln contractors' com
bine, and tlio fact Unit the United Or
der of Conologlsts have been running
tlu iHirly for thu past year, tlio 110,000
have dwindled away tolK),000.
AunuMitlon was a bad thins for tlio
It annexed Mr. Dowltt C. Crosier, mi
honest and capable man personally, t
n lot of fellows who ruined him politi
cally. The men who wero Urol In rascality,
llrst In deviltry, llrot In meanness, llrot
In everything un-American under Mr.
Creglor ii ro the men who arc at tlio
head and front of Uio Democratic party
of CI i lea ko to-day.
l-'lrot In every Job, and second In oo
attempt to secure coin, It only needs
the appointment of a committee of In
vestigation by tlio Legislature to hunt
iheni to their lalro and make them hold
up their guilty hands.
Cheap, discredited, newly enriched
and well known for their conlldonco
schemes, these would-bu leaders Invite
our Brand party to defeat.
They bavo decided upon their candi
They will try to nominate him.
City Coal Contractor Peabody, who
lives In Kvanston. but who easily
iimUes ift.ooo a month out of his Chi
cago coal contract, will see that thu
primaries aro all right.
And Mien tlio candidate will be put
Will ho bo Judge Tuley V
.Indue Tuley tint people love!
Ho could be elected by 50,000 ma
jority. Hut as one of the gang said tho other
day: "Tuley Is no good; who could
Will it bo Adolf Kruus?
"Well," said one of the gang, who
holds a Job to-day because of the way
Kruus spent his money to elect Harri
son, "In hell with Kruus: lie ain't
with tin. iMinir. He's no wood." Anil
this from a member of the Democratic
And Frank Wenter?
Wenter has been the honest, capable.
Independent and fearless executive
ottlcor of the great drainage canal, tlio
greatest, work or the century yet they
don't want Wenter; they can't use
Yes, Charles II. Wacker, the ablest
director of tho World's Fair, the great
llnancler and brewer, director of mi-
lloual banks, real estate associations.
He. Have him! Never! say tho con
JriH'tors' ring. "Why," as one of them
declared tho other day, "If Wacker
was Mayor he would run the city on
business principles. Where would our
gruff bo then?"
And so with lira ml and Bogle and
Weeks and Klng-tho "Stuyvlo" Pen
bodys of politics against them.
Hut what If they areV
Let ull Democrats unlto to save the
.loin tho Civic Federation!
Demand fair primaries!
And Uio llrst of May will see Dem
ocracy triumphant and the contractors'
Tho Chicago Dully News In Its widely
read political coluiuu, said ou Tuesday
"It was said to-duy that a certain
crowd of Democrats wore attempting
to revive tho old Wah-Na-Tou organiz
ation, which, ut tho closo of tho Ore
gler administration, was kicked out of
existence, for the purpose of control
ling party nominations this spring. Ac
cording to the rumors of to-duy tho
name would not bo revived, but the
(dd organization would, If possible, be
brought Into life."
The hcnd;of tho old Wuh-Nn-Tons
referred to by tho Dally News was
Flue Suspender Asny. Like the pres
ent Democratic Kxccntlvo Committee.
It consisted largely of policemen and
pay-roll grafters. The mew secret
Democratic Club has been organized.
F.verybody knows that. It will try in
control the nominations, lint It will
not succeed. The American people be
lieve In open political methods. And
as the Wnh-Nn-Toiis killed Crcgler, so
will this newly organized Ku-Klux-Klaii
kill the contractors' combine.
The F.ngle Is glad to know that the
Ilcpubllcan party has rewarded one
of Its best members, Frank K. Stanley,
of the Chicago Itauuer. with a good
place at Sprlnglleld.
The big Nineteenth Ward Is not rep
resented on tho Democratic Kxccntlvo
Committee. Neither is the Twenty
ninth, or the Tenth, or tho Fifteenth.
Hut the Second and tho Thlrtocutn
me which shows the power of con-tracts.
Dennis F. Conshllne, tho great Thir
teenth Ward Democrat, who was
turned down by tho masters of Conol
ogy In favor of Frank Kliinuro (public
administrator), still lives, although the
otllclal lives of his haters are drawing
to a close.
l'p to date the L'x4 Democratic "lend
ers" have turned down: Francis W.
Walker (the great lawyer, thrown oil'
the' Kxccntlvo Committee to make a
place for Asay, tho forsaken). Austin
.1. Doyle. Frank Wenter, Adolf Kruus,
Walter S. Hogle, Harvey T. Weeks,
.lohu A. King, Goo. A. Weiss, Frank
Aguew, Itudolph Hrund, Charles II.
Wacker, Peter Fortune, William O'Con
iiell.TlieodoroOehtie, William C. Selpp,
Thomas F. Keeley, John 8 Cooke, An
drew K. Lolcht. Leo Krnst, Herman
I'abst. Frank 13. Hrookman. A. O. Sex
ton. Charles C. Schumacher, Edward
F. Cnllerton. .lames .1. Townsend, M.
C. McDonald, .1. W. lUchurds, Michael
Hyiin. Ulchard Prendergast, Fred
Orlchhelmer, W. .1. Hynes, .1. A. Qiilnn,
Coroner McIIale, Hecordcr Clinic.).
Judge Tuley, Adam J. Wecklcr. Her
i.ard Weber, and numerous others
whoso hearts and mluds don't con
stantly linger around contracts and
The political section of tho civic fed
eration met Tuesday night at tho
r.iniiii l'aclilc Hotel. Parlor O was
well Idled and among those present
wero Lyman J. Gage, W. B. Stirling,
W. B. Maiilerre, George K. Cole, F. T.
Simmons, John F. Scanlan, Charles
Hemotln, William Dillon, W. A. Vln
com, L. C. Collins, J. M. Hobbs, 13. 8.
Dreyor, II. W. Van Meter, C. 13. Drown
mid Gilbert Montague. Tho chulrmun,
ox-Judge Collins, presided,
Tho llrst action taken was n resolu
tion offered by W. B. Stirling that tho
political committees of tho several
wards bo Instructed to coinraunlcuto
with tho chulrmen of the Bepubltcuu,
Democratic and Populist Central Com
mittees as to who shall bo appointed
Judges and clerks of election for the en-
sulug election, and If their appoint
ments aro not satisfactory to cull the
attention of tho Election Commission
ers to thorn,
The section then proceeded to con
sider tho resolutions recommended to
thorn by tho Joint commlttco of Polit
ical Action and Municipal Agitation at
Its meeting of last Saturday, Theso
resolutions wero rend and discussed
It Is both agreeable and prolttable
to turn to that portion of Gov. Altgehl's
message wherein ho treats of a subject
respecting which he Is peculiarly well
iualllied to speak, namely, the condi
tion of the courts In Chicago. The gov
"We now liiivii twenty-eight Judges
In Cook County alone, while there are
only thirty-four In all Kuglaud, Ireland
ami Wales. In Kuglaud most cases aro
disposed of at once. The dishonest man
does not find it to Ids interest to go
Into the courts there, while we. with
our system of distinctions ami delays,
almost oiler him a premium to do so.
"Wo lion-owed our system of Juris
prudence from Kuglaud more than a
century ago. when It was loaded down
with absurd distinctions mid formali
ties. We have clung tenaciously to the
faults, while Kuglaud long ago brush-
seriatim, and then adopted with trilling
amendments as follows:
1. To assist the Joint committee In
securing proper persons to recommend
for vacancies on tho list of Judges ami
clerks, and to Investigate the present
list of their respective wards.
'1. The party members of said com- j
mltlee to call a conference of repre
sentative men of their respective par
tics who sympathize with the political
objects of tho Civic Federation and
who will co-operate with tho committee
In arousing the voters to the Impor
tance of the coming city ami town pri
maries; (a) by calling meetings through
out the ward; (b) by enrolling tho vot
ers of tho voters' league; and (c) If
made uecessury by tho regular party
committee fulling to provide for a fair,
open caucus, to cull one to arrange for
delegates to support ut city and town
primaries; (d) by having a committee at
every primary precinct to see that uo
Infraction of rules or law occur, or If
such do occur, to prepare for contests
before tho convention; (e) by publish
ing throughout tho ward tho time ami
place for holding primaries with full
Instructions concerning the same; (f)
by having an election day commlttco at
every poll In respective wards to watch
for Illegal practices and to take all
necessary stops to secure protection
and fair treatment for all voters.
:i. No member of ward or precinct
commlttco shall bo an ulllceholder, ap
pointed or elected, or a candidate for
1. If in any given ward the ltcpnhli
can or Democratic member of the com
mittee and the ward cannot agree that
success Is only possible through an In
dependent movement, said niovemeut Is
authorized In said ward.
Dining the consideration of tho sec
out! resolution, Lyman J. Gage, who
said he was compelled to leave, mado a
speech lu Its favor as a whole. He
suld tho people of Chicago wero sub
jected to tho worst form of slavery. It
was not, ho suld, a slavery to u well-informed
tyrant, but to ui lot of low-bred,
mcrceuury, und selthdi wretches. Ills
speech was the only one during the
meeting that elicited upplause.
On motion of Mr. Heurotln tho Polit
ical Action committee was Instructed
to sond'a circular to the ward councils,
Instructing them what course to pur
sue, In view of the upprouchlng elec
tion. On motion of Mr. Colo tlio chair
man and secretary were Instructed to
pnmmiinlcflto tho proceedings of the
evening to the ward councils. On mo -
HON. JOHN P. ALTGELD,
Trio Heroic Govomor ot Illinois.
U'nim tin t'lilnipi lull)- Nens. .Inn. It, I v.c.
ed them aside. Threo-quuricrs of a
century ago that country began to re
form Its Judicial procedure by wiping
out all useless distinctions and formali
ties and making all procedure simple
and disposing of each case promptly
on Its merits, and their appellate courts
now revise cases only when It Is shown
that an actual Injustice has been done
and not simply because some rule or
useless formality lias been disregard
ed. "As regards the administration of
Justice wo art! to-day three-quarters of
a century behind that country from
which we borrowed our system. Wo
may be grout In politics, but do not yet
lead the way In statesmanship. The
L whole system should be icvlscd ami
slmplltled so that It will give our people
more prompt and speedy Justice and
less tlue-spuii law."
tlou of Mr. Scanlan the Joint committee
was Instructed to Issue mi ndilrciis to
voters. On motion of Mr. Van Motor
the following resolution was adopted:
Besohcd, That ull political parties be
i eo nested to make their nominations
for all olilcers at least ten days before
the expiration of the lime allotted by
law for nomination: ami, In case of
failure so to do, Independent action
shall be In order under direction of the
Joint Political Central Contuilltee of
the Civic Federation,
tin motion of Mr. Talge the political
parlies are requested to hold their con
ventions ut least ten days earlier than
the law requires, tin motion of Gilbert
Montague the following resolution was
Kesolved. 'I hat we demand of all po
litical parties Unit they hold their pri
maries under the Crawford law and
at places convenient to the people of tho
Secretary Kasley gave notice ihat ho
had received between ." and loo Invi
tations to hold ward meetings for ills
ciisslou, and that the llrst one would be
held Dial night at Bricklayers' hall.and
be addressed by Judge Tuley and oth
ero. The section then adjourned.
We clip the following from the Chi
cago Opinion: The Tenth Ward Swift
Club, with 1 10 members, meets at Wer
ner Setwtock's hall on 'JOth street ev
cry week. Fred Boesucr Is president,
Otto Xenstock vice president. Charles
Kelly secretary, and John Putsche
treasurer. The club embraces members
of largo Influence, the stalwart Ilcpub
llcan Germans of the ward. Great
promises wen made them before the
election, which they contributed so
much to win, but when the loaves and
tlslies were divided they did not receive
oven one small nibble, Gov. Altgeld
talks gootl sense anil has the courage to
do It. The public press opposing him
tin not uttempt to reply to Ids asser
tions, but content themselves with
abusing him. Ills entire message Is
full of excellent Ideas, und If the Demo
cratic party of tlio State does not cow
ardly nbandou him and his platform of
the people, they will very easily regain
their prcsUgo nud power Unit was lost
at tlio Into 'election. Gov. Altgeld is the
ablest nuin Unit has over sat lu tho
Gubernatorial chair of this Stato. Hon.
Frunk Lawler will ugaln lead Ills forces
lu the Nineteenth Wurd, having accept
cd their call to become uu lndcnendcnt
1 candidate for Alderman. It will be a
Tho late Increase of Judges here, as
Ids excellency points out. has done Ut
ile to expedite business In the courts.
It' the number of Judges were now
doubled court business would still be
far In arrears. It will always be In ar
rears, always be a slow, cumbrous,
frightfully costly means to Injustice
ami oppression so long as the present
absolutely Idiotic system of pleadings
and procedure obtains. The ridiculous.
Involved, tautological pleadings; the
numberless postponements, endlessly
hashed ami rehashed testimony, count
It ss Interruptions, Interminable speech
es and luuuiuerable nppcals-rciulriug
three courts to decide whether the law
yer should have said "ever prays" or
prays ever" -all this constitutes a sys
tem which cannot lie called a relic of
barbarism without grossly libeling liar
liarlsui. lively campaign, between Lawler, tlnl
higher, and Slushcluicr. Jos. p. Ma
honey was the choice of the Democratic
caucus for president pro tcm id' the
Senate. Quito a handsome compliment
to the Senator, as It is the otllclal act
that gives him the leadership of his
party lu the Senate.
After tho matter of getting lid of ob-
Jectlomilde clerks ami Judges had been
considered the board took up the ques
tion ot dividing the Judges ami clerks
among Hie political parties. It was de
rided that one of the three Judges in
each precinct shall be allotted to each
parly, the Bcpublicaiis, Democrats aui
Populists thus being given equal recog
nition. The Idea appeared to meet
with favor at tho hands of the commit
tee ami It was adopted without discus
sion. The board then Instructed Its
clerk to notify the representatives of
the three parties to semi In lists of roe
oiumeuilatloiis for the places lu euch
precinct of the city and Cicero not later
than Jan. l!.i. It was then decided to
give the Populist party repieseutatlou
lu each precinct In which It makes rec-
ommeudatlons to tho board, ami in pre
cincts where uo recommendations are
made, to divide Uio places equally be
iweeti the two great parties. When
these lists of reconitueuilatlons reach
the hands of the board the latter part
of tilts mouth, tho Civic Federation
committee will meet with Uio board
and Die lists will be examined and ap
proved before the appointments uio
"Stuyvlo" Peabody, of Kvanstou, the
cigarette smoking chairman of the
Democrats of Chicago, tried to boycott
13d Kelly, the popular Luke View cltl
zeii. during the Into buttle, and even
rode his bicycle down from Kvanston
once or twice to do Mr. Kelly bodily
harm. Hut Mr. Kelly still lives, and
"Stuyvlo," where Is ho? Ho still lives,
too, He has a coal contract.
Slope Shouldered Adams remarkable
tight at Sprlnglleld was productive at
least of one result. No matter what
tho cost, he got two votes lu the caucus
for Senator, Well done, St. George!
Hiram J, Jones Is belug talked of as
u candidate for Muyor. Hlrnm would
muko u good muyor and u true one.
George B. Swift will bo nominated by
ucchumitlon by the republicans for
HYPOCRISY'S 11SIH i:illll!
Tbe Goniractors' Combine Declares in
Favor of tbe Great Principles of
Civil Service Reform.
Every One of the Gang an Attache of a
Pay-Roll or a Contractor.
The Pea-Bodies and Fin-Heads of the Great
Democratic Party of This Big City
Decide that in Order to Be Saved They Must
Distribute Some More
The - by I executive committee of
the Democratic party of Cook County,
tlrrcd to its very gizzard by the pros,
pcctlve disappearance of pay rolls and
i out i acts, held a meeting on Tuesday,
und In the absence of the police adopted
resolutions In favor of civil service ic
form! God save the mark!
Among those present were City Coal
Contractor "Stuyvlo" Peabody (of Kv
nn-ton) lu the chair. Protlts. ,l,nu a
City Collector F. X. Braudecker, Jr..
salary .J Ii(ki a year.
W. ('. Asay, city prosecutor (and Hue
suspender), salary .;i,0()0 per year.
Hon. Thomas (inhaii, railroad ami
"Marty" F.ntciick tlate of Baltimore),
candidate for South Town assessor.
Frank Klnuarc, public administrator
Thomas Cusnck, school Inspector.
These distinguished citizens passed
the following highly edifying resolu
tions: "The Democratic parly stands for
elllclent civil service, divorced from
politics. The Pendleton bill. Its author
a distinguished Democrat, was the llrst
substantial step lu recent times inward
establishing the merit system of ap
pointment in place of the spoils system.
"A Democratic president lias, dining
his two terms of otllce, extended the
merit system through a large range of
otllces auil appointments, fur beyond
the early hopes of the civil service re
formers, ami to the confusion of politi
cians und place hunters.
"A Democratic postmaster general Is
now vigorously urging Congress to ex
tend tlie system, as far as It can con
stitutionally be doile, to the grade of
fourth-class postmasters, embracing
some ."(i,i KM) otllces.
'The Democracy can take no step
backward. It must move ou lu the
straight path towards reforms lu ad
ministration and elllcicncy ill the civil
"He It therefore resolved, That the
Democratic Senators and Bcpresontu
lives from Cook County, In the General
Assembly, aro respectfully urged to
give a cordial ami earnest support to
the bill framed by the committee of the
Civil Service Beform League, and al
ready Introduced in Uio House for the
reform of the civil service lu the cities
Oh, God, our King! When such
gland leaders declare for civil service
reform, please abolish the opposition!
"Civil Service Beform" Is u grand
platfoim for the Democratic party to
adopt, with isn,KK) idle Democratic
workliigmcti looking for bread.
Hereafter, according to the ntUcclmld
crs wlio dominate the Democratic Kx
ccntlvo Committee, a starving man
must have a high school education be
fore ho can get public employment.
Will it also be necessary to pass a
civil service examination before a man
will be permitted to vote a Democratic
By tho way, how many of the distin
guished reformers on tho Democratic
Kxccntlvo Committee could pass a civil
service examination for the Jobs they
We pnuso for a reply!
And that praise of Cleveland!
Oh my, oh.niy!
Why, only a short time ago Cleveland
sent Federal troops here to shoot down
worklngnicii with lead and uow the
Democratic Kxccntlvo Committee
makes a goiLout of him because ho be
lieves In keeping poor Democrats out
of oftico with tho paper bullets of civil
Tho way that Pantalettes Peabody
ami Ids friends cut, slashed and ttadeil
Thiiidoro Oohno In the last election was
shanierul. His Clgarctteslilp had a cir
cular scut, out by the Voting Men's
Christian Association announcing that
Mr. Pease, the Republican candidate,
was making a "saloon canvass," but
Unit the pure, sedate, rod-shncil
young gazelle who Is now the Demo
cm tie chairman, was a "respectable"
citizen, uli, me; oh, my!
Within the next tlfteeii days Un
ci vie Federation will have Its llrst op
portunity to ' practically lest tin
stieugth and usefulness of lis ward
oigauiztitlous throughout Hie city. The
opportunity will come lu purging the
lists ot cumliilates submitted to the
Hoard of Flection Commissioners tor
Clerks und Judges ut the spring elec
tion. Monday afternoon ex-Judge l.orlu
c Collins nud W. A. Vincent, rcpre
seating the Committee on Political Ac
tion of the federation, held u conference
with the F.lcctlou Commissioners und
m. a result it was agreed that the fed
ciatlon should have opportunity to
go over the lists of Clerks ami Judges,
the two Commissioners to heariiiurge-
against such us may be deemed unlit
for service. It Is hoped that ull ills
reputable und dishonest men will be
eliminated from the lists and corritp
tlou at the primaries largely done
away with. The committee feels mat
with honest piiuuiiics assured the re
mainder of their work will be greatly
The talk between the Ulcclinn Com.
mlsslniicrs and the Central Coiumiiict
was entirely harmonious. After Mr.
Collins hud outlined the plans of tho
federation and declared his belief that
"crooked" primaries were ut the hot
tout of most municipal evils, President
Haileiiocli replied, expressing the en
tire willingness of the board to eo-oper-ate
with the federation lu every way
Kx-Judge Vincent followed, telling or
the many complaints received by tho
committee of the druukou ami tllsoi
derly men acting as clerks ami Judges
at previous elections. He Instanced out
case where the name of a mini known
to be an e.v-convlct was submitted by
one of the parties as a candidate for
ln.l.-.. MM 1. . .,.. .
.ilium-, ititougu nie en oris or the ma
chine leaders of nil parties, It was
polntcd out, men are often mimed who
would make better candidates lor
State's prison. The cotninlltee felt If
there was to bo any real reform lu elec
tions the work must begin with a com
plolo reformat lou of the primaries,
where the nomination of the cuiull
dates for otHco Is practically decided.
Commissioner Keeuiiu wished the
committee to understand the Commis
sioners were fully lu harmony with
their efforts and would be glad to ae
copt their assistance.
County Judge Curler spoke btielly,
saying the lists as made up by n'm
board came to him for Una! approval
and ho would also carefully consider
any charges iiiuilo by the Federation.
tiio members of the Central Com
mlttee, which ex-Judge Collins, .Mr.
Vincent, and Hecrolury ltnlph M. Kus
ley represented, uro John M. Snivllt.
Georgo 13. Adams, and L. C. Collins,
Bepubllcans; Washington Heslug, K. s.
Dreyer, and W. A. Vlucent, Democrats;
and Lyman Trumbull, C. S. narrow,
and P. J. Mlulter, Populists.
Tho formation of Frank Wenter clubs
continues all over Chicago. Wenter for
mayor is u populur shibboleth.
Walter S. Bogle's name is miked of
more and more lu connection with tho-mayoralty,