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The Democratic Party Mast Be Baled
by tbe People ia Order
Fifty-eight Out of Ninety-six Committee
men Hold Down Jobs or
Which Shows How Foolish Was the Recent
Declaration in Favor of Civil
Only One Man on the Executive Committee
Who Is Not on Some
Ak stated III last week's Uuglo, the
UniciUIvo Committee of the Demo
cratic, party of Cook County passed tin
following resolutions In favor of civil
"Tho Democratic parly stands";? for
clllclent civil Hcrvlec, divorced from
politics. The Pendleton bill. Its uuthnr
it distinguished Democrat, was the llrst
Mtlmtiiiitlul step In recent times towuril
establishing tli merit system of up
polntmeiit In plucu of (lie spoils h'hUhi.
"A Democratic, president has. during
Ills two terms or olllce, extended the
merit system1 through largo range of
olllces mid uiinolnttiionts, far beyond
Hie early hopes of the civil service re
formers, iiudito tlio confusion of politi
cians and placo hunters.
"A Democratic postmaster general Is
now vigorously urging Congress to ex
tern! tlio system, as far as It can con
stitutionally bo done, to the grade of
foiirtli-iiiiHrt postmasters, embracing
"The Deinocraey can tuko no step
backward. It must move on In the
Htralitlit path towards reforms In ad
mlnlHtratlon ami etllcleney In the civil
"Ho It thoreforo resolved, Tlmt tint
Democratic Honiitorx mid Itoprosentn
tlves from Oook County, In tho (leneral
AwoiiiMy. ro respectfully urged to
give n cordial and earnest support to
tho bill framed by win committee 01 um
Civil Kervlco Itufonn League, and al
ready Introduced In tho House for tho
loforin of tho civil service In tho cities
Well, if tho Democratic party of Cook
County stands for "olHclent civil ser
vlco divorced from politics" It ought to
piuctlco what It preaches.
Inside tho limits of the City of Chica
go them lire iilnety-slx members of thu
County Central Committee.
Of these, Ilfty-elght are ollleo-hohlois.
That shows what n silly, ridiculous
uml laughable resolution the Kxeciitlvo
Committee passed, especially when It
in imuavii Unit there Is but one limn on
tlmt committee who has neltliur a Job
or a contract.
Or tho lirteen Senatorial Comudttco
meii W. O. Asay, John O'HnurUe, M. J.
Under, William Uilgur. F.dward Prlii
divide. Martin J. Sojon, M. J. O'Don
msIiiio. James J. Flunnlgnn, and Clark
15. llall'o hold olllces.
Of tho fourteen Congressional Com
mitteemen Messrs. Dormiiu, Condon,
Kluuare, McCouuell, Martin. Ilurke,
O'Brien, and Hurley hold! olllce,
or tho Hlxty-ulght Ward Committee
men John McCarthy, of Ward Two,
McAllister, Hellly, Miller, Pluuiilgnn,
Morris, O'Hrien, Carmody, Mulbrun
don, Dullard, Loolllor, Cusmk, Curran,
Mulrooucy, Long. lonahue, Lognor,
Schwab, Fltsimnious, Klein, Knnz,
(lossellu. O'Connor, llronnun. Hnbor-
Kurn. P. McCarthy, Iliirton, Donovan,
Midlllen.'Hntnihsker, Furred. Carey.
Hughes. Ileany, Sugg. Kens. Mnlcu
hey, O'Nolll, Oiihiin, Teeple, and Hynil
aru otllco holders.
This gives n lobil of lUty-elght out
of nlnety-slx Coiuinltteemen, residing
Insldo tho city limits, who lira holding
Chulruuui Peubody, of Hvanstoii,
who does not reside within the city
limits, holds down a ciiabconirucl.
Tho Kaglo Is not finding rault with
tlio men who hold olllce.
Most of Uiobo mimed a to honorable
men, who liavo earned tho positions
which thoy hold by virtue of hard and
efllelent work for their party.
lSut since tho Democratic Executive
Cotnmlttou has declared In favor of
Civil Kervlco Itufonn people are won
derliiK why It don't set an example
TO TDK Mill.
The truth K the public Is tired of
taking Its politics from ottlee holders.
That Is the true secret of the lack of
Demoeratli: success lately.
The Central Committee, as shown
above. Is honey-combed and dominated
by olllce holders.
How can any party win with such
a slate of affairs existing within lis
There Is neither a chance for frcivlom
of discussion or freedom of action
And yet, with pay-rolls and contracts
papering the walls of the Committee
room, the little Kxeciitlvo Committee
declares for Civil Service Kofoiiu!
oh, Lord, what hypocrisy!
The Kxeeutlvo Committee consists of
Of the llt'teen there Is Just one mini
who has neither an otllclal Job or u
Think of It!
And jet these fourteen reformers
waul civil service reform.
Well, let them have It.
Ity all means let the Legislature pass
the bill drawn up by J. Wings Kin.
lint before It pusses, let all the olllce.
holders ami contractors get off of the
Central Committee of the Democratic
Then, perhaps, the parly may bu
Hut as a mutual admiration society
of pay-roll Heads It will neither le-nl
urn fool the majority of the voters of
the city of Chicago.
Party politics and the spoils system
In Kcucral came up for discussion at
Hie annual mcctim: of the Union
Keauue Club. Tarty politics found
some few defenders Aid. Mann, for
Instance but the spoils system was
denounced by every speaker. James
C. Carter, of New York, Introduced by
President Mainline as "the leader or
tho American bur," nave the club some
Inside hlhtory on the recent political
cnrthipiako In New York. He said
tho abropitlou of party Hues had been
the prime ('actor In the Improvement
or New York municipal alTalrs. ICd
miiud Weliuore, ulxo of New York, took
direct Issue with him, mulutnliiliu; that
the Improvement was directly due to
The Committee on Political Action
presented tho following resolutions,
which were adopted; tho committee oC
live has not yet been appointed:
Whereas, It Is the sense of tho Union
LetiKiie Club that tho substitution of
the merit system for tho spoils system
Is necessary to securo uooil govern
ment in our large cities and Is the re
form that must underdo every other re
Whereas, Hills to secure tho uiloptton
of tho merit system In every depart
ment l the city of Chicago huvo been
Introduced and are now pending In the
Senate and Houso of thu Legislature
or this State, and are known respective
ly as the Hliaiiahuu and Johnson hllh;
therefore, be IE
Hesolved, Ily tlio members of the
Union Lcugiio Club that wo earnestly
urge the Senators and Hepresentatlves
of Cook County to voto for the adoption
of said bills In their respective bodies;
and, be It further
Hesolved, That u committee of live
members of this club be appointed to
present this resolution to committees
of thu Senate ami Houso and urge a
favorable report on said bills by said
The subject for tho evening's dis
cussion was: "Should our municipal
olllcors he elected or employes appoint
ed ou party llnesV" Mo:W of tho speak
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ers rather drifted from the point at
S. W. Allertou said he believed the
people at large were responsible for
whatever of evil there might be lu the
present condition of things. "What
can you expect?" he demanded, "We
elect, aldermen to olllce ask them to
be ahleriueii, and what do we pay
tliemV One hundred ami scvcnty-llvc
dollars a year. If that Isn't extending
a positive Invitation to crookedness I
want to know what It Is. It reminds
me or what 1 do with an old horse
every summer. I turn It out Into the
meadow and say to It: '.Now, Jack, I'm
not going to give you any oats, you
must hustle for yourself.' "
Prank O. Love said he believed lu
the total destruction of the spoils s,s
torn. "The abolition of this system."
lie said, "means the downfall of the
professional politician. As It Is at pres
ent the amount an olllce brings lu to the '
general political pool Is the only thing I
considered." ' j
Aid. J. It, Mann said: "These spnoii 1 1
of virtue do not accomplish much that I
Is practical. Wo must deal with men
as they are, not as they ought to be, 1 j
am not a defender of the spoils system. !
In proof of that I may say that only j
last night I tried to get through the ;
City Council an ordtuanco abolishing i
the evil. The city would be better oil
mi the merit system, uml 1 believe the
time Is ripe for a change. As to parly
politics and the machine lu politics, 1
hcllcvo in the machine when the ma
chine Is an honest one. I believe In the
party In politics when It works for the
best ends of the people. 1 have said
tlmt the time Is ripe, and I believe that
Chicago will eventually lead the way
lu clean politics, as It has already led lu
The Itepubllcaii ticket Is virtually
nominated now. (Jeorge II. Swift will
be the candidate for Mayor, Chris
Slrasshelni for City Treasurer, uml .1.
II. II. Van Cleave for City Clerk. The
only tight Is over the City Attorney
ship. Tho political section of the Civic Fed
oration has sent copies of the circular
of Instruction adopted at the meeting
of Jan. 14 to tho members of thu vari
ous ward committees appointed by thu i
federation to look after ward politics.
The circular calls upon these commit
U'eiueii to consult at once with their
respective parly committeemen us to
the ipiallllcatlons and character of men
selected for appointment to olllces of
Judges uml clerks of election. These
committees uro also Instructed to call
a conference of the representatives of
their parties, who uro lu sympathy
with tho federation mid select two
voters from each precinct, belonging to
different political parties, for the pur
pose, of arousing voters to tho Import
ance of the coming primaries. The elec
tion law, which dotlnes tho iptallllO.i
tlons of Judges and clerks, Is ipioted,
ami thu Joint political committee of
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IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL
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HON. GEORGE. S. WILLITS,
Ono ot tho Most Popular Men in Chicago.
MlieCeullill CommNsloti Is requested In
urge upon the respective city and coun
ty central committees Hie holding of the
primal les under the Crawford law.
This Joint committee Is composed of:
Lyman J. Cage, lolm II, Humlhie,
John W. da. L. c. Collins. Ir.. C. s.
Dreyer. William IVnti Nixon. A'el P.
Hatch, P. J. Milliter, Muv Stern, Jos.
Medlll, W. A. Vincent, Carlos Mariyn.
John J. McOrnth, J. N. Scott, W. It.
Stirling. A. c. Heslug. William Dillon,
Willi J. Abbot. W. II. Talge, Slason
Thompson, .lolm P. Scaiilau.
Pour hundred votes were east at the
annual election of the Union League
Club out or u total resident lucmber
ship or L'JIMI. There was the tlMliil
contest between the "regular" ticket
put up by the nominating committee
uml the "members'" ticket placed In
nomination by members not on that
committee. John II. Hamllui) was on
both tickets for President. For nil the
other olllces two i-els of candidates
were lu the Held. The "regulars" were
winners. The polls opened .11 noon
and closed at il o'clock.
Following Is the Mk'ccssfiil ticket:
! President. John II. Haiullne: First Vice
i President. C. II. Aldrlch; Second Vice
1 President. John S. Hcldcn; Treasurer,
' IJ. H. Lnthrop; Sorrolury, Walter II.
I Wilson. -Directors for three years
John FaiMin, P. F. Pettlbone. D. L.
Lobdell. Committee on Political Ac
' Hon for three yeais John S. Miller,
I II. F. (iolchcll, W. H. Judsoii.
We clip the following from last
Aid. M. H. Madden was elected presl
dent of tho Western Stono Company on
Wednesday, succeeding Mr. II. J.
Moore, who retires from the nctlve con-
tin) of the concern. The company is
the largest of the kind lu the country,
, and Mr. Madden was elected by a vote
of stockholders representing tflV-TiO.OOO
worth of slock. Following uro the ill-
! lectors of the company, as it-organized:
i Chillies Hutchinson, Charles II. Wack-
cr, Louis C. I luck, A. M. Day, Fred
erick T. Haskell. C. 11. Kimball, Martin
II. ltadden, tleorge II, Monroe, T. J.
Lefens, .lumen L. Norton, uml John 11,
Dwlght. Tho only change math) in the
Hoard of Dliectors was the election of
ex-Semitor Oeorge 11, Muiiroo to suc
ceed H. J. Moore. Half an hour later
lli'j directors met and chose tho follow
ing olllcers for the ensuing year: Presl
ileul, M. II. Madden; Vlco President, 0.
II. Kimball; Secretary, Joseph K, Llnd
iiulst; Treasurer, Frederick T. Haskell.
Mr. Maddeu's promotion from grade
to grade lu the company Is an exempli
tlcatlon of the fortune that waits upon
energy, enterprise, and worth lu Amer
ica. "Twenty years ago," says thu
livening Post of Wednesday, "ho was a
laborer employed 111 the quarries of one
of tho concerns named above to carry
the tools of more skillful workmen, Ho
learned tho business from bottom lo
top, mid Is now said to bo paid a salary
of $15,000 per annum for conducting
,,iWi H" S (Vj. .
the all'alrs of tho company. He was -jo
year.! of age when he entered the ouar-
rles at Lenient. Within eleven years
lie was promoted to diiiughtsman, chief
draughtsman, bookkeeper and paymas
ter, ami then he accepted the position
of general superintendent of the Kilter
prle Stone Co.. where he remained si
years. The ipmlltlcs that led his col
leagues In the City Council to elect It 1 1 it
clialrmau of the Finance Committee In
duced the Consolidated Stone Company
io cucngc him as llnauclal mauager,
and alter tilling that position for some
time he went Into business for himself.
The .lollet Stone Co. elected him Vice
President, and when the concern was
combined with the Crescent Company
he was made general manager." Anil
this U only a portion of his business
career, lu Hie poll I leu I arena, ho Is one
of the best known tlgures of the city.
At the beginning of every year the
city has a siege with the Town Codec.
tors to i;ot ctioiigli money to transact j
the municipal business, f inly ne col
lector has turned lu any money. This
elllclnl Is South Town Collector Martin
llouaii. He has turned over JjWHMNMi.
Not another collector has turned over
i-ne cent or made a statement as to the
condition or collections. Mayor Hon-
Mns directed Corporation Counsel Pal-
n.er to begin actions against all of the
town Collectors uml their bondsmen
except Iloimn. Mr. Palmer will ac
cordingly ask the court to mandamus
the.v) collectors: A. Hoffman, West
Town; Paul Hedlske, North Town; P.
J. O'Conuell, Town of Lake; J. J. Ham
burg, Hyde Park; It. M. Simons, Lake
View: Udward Simons, Jefferson; c.
F. Walker, Cicero; and William Wll
lard, Norwood Park.
The Instructions or the Corporation
Counsel tiro to begin the suit without
ile'ay. Corporation Counsel Palmer
said he would Hie the petitions lu a
short time. The city has not paid the
salaries of the policemen and liremeu
tor the mouth of December, ami the
Mayor h anxious that they should have
the money, so the ciimi will be pushed.
The suit which Mr. Palmer will toiu
iiienco ugalusl the bondsmen will be an
action for debt.
Tho Controller sahl all of the collec
tors upon whom he has made demands
for money have insisted they have not
made any collections, and complained
the County Clerk was late lu getting
thu books ready. It Is understood the
law department Is lu possession of evi
dence certain collectors have made col
lections. There are several of them
who have had their books over thirty
days. Henry WullV, the retiring Coun
ty Clerk, should have had the books
ready by Dec. 1, and there Is no doubt
the collection were delayed to some
e.Mellt ou this account.
The Twenty-second Ward Democrht
le Club will give a grand hall at Muel
ler's Hall, corner of Sedgwick street
and North avenue, ou thu lilghl of Jan
UNI mm GETS TIIE PLD1
The Distinguished Hero of a Long
Upper Lip Lunches on the
The Springfield Bureau of "The Eagle"
Records the Doings of Long
and Short Stops.
Various Attempts to Flag the Corporations
Which Were Made During the
And the Efforts of Winter Statesmen to Earn
Their Salaries Are Faithfully
Hure.iu Chicago Pagle, Springfield,
Jan. ":t. lNi.". The two houses or the
(icticrnl Assembly, voting sepaiately,
elected Shelby M. Culloin lo the United
Slates Senate Tor another term of sK
ycar.s, beginning March I, 1S!.. Tho
combined vote for Culloin was I-'-'.
Franklin MacVeagh, his Democratic
opponent, received 1'J votes lu the Sen
ate and liO lu the House, total of 7-'.
lu tlie two bodies Culloin had a major
ity of. "o.
The Democrats wore outvoted, but lu
the matter of oratory they eii'dly out
classed their opponents. The llepubll
can speeches were exceedingly dull and
I commonplace. Some of the Democratic
eflorls were lacking lu Interest, while
others were forceful, eloiptent uml up
pioprmte. lu the Senate the oratorical
honors were won by 1 lichee and John
sou, lu tho House O'Douuell, of
Hlooiulugton. made the speech of the
day lu seconding MacVeiigh's nomina
tion. Hepiesentatlves Morris, Schwab,
SlohKopr. and Fleming ulso made good
speeches. Mr. Dean did not attempt a
set speech, but he paid a high compli
ment, uml ii deserved one, to the Demo
cratic nominee. The Democrats seem
ed to tal.e dellKht In reminding their
opponents that MacVeagh was the
nominee of a popular convention, while
Culloin was Hie creature of caucus.
lu the Senate tho best speech ou the
Hepubllcan side ,vas that delivered by
Senator Fltzpalrlck, or the First DIs-
Irlit, lu seconding Cullom's nomina
tion. Kerry, or Carroll; Miller, or Cook,
and Hacklier, the colored Itepresenta-
live from the Fifth District, carried olf
the liofiom on the Hepubllcan side of
the House. Tho sneech of Judge Cnlli
ban, of Crawford County, while able,
dlgnliled and Impressive, hud the fault
of being too long, a fault which wis
common to most of the speeches iiiado
by the liepubllcaus In both houses.
P.vcu when II Is Judged from an Im
partial standpoint, there Is not much lu
' Senator dilloni's career to row do-
ipieut over, and most of the Hepubllcan
orators had more to say ulioiil Lincoln,
(ir.iut ami Logan than about Culloin.
They all iiiado the mistake of calling
Lincoln and Oraut sous of Illinois, up
parent ly being Ignorant of the fact or
deliberately Ignoring it, thai Kentucky
gave Lincoln to the country, and that
Ci'iint was born in Ohio, John A. Lo
gan was born lu Southern Illinois, and
Is the only native of the Stale who has
attained national prominence lu poll
tics. D.ivhl T. Littler started the music In
tlu Somite by placing Culloin lu nomi
nation. The iiomtuallou was seconded
by Senators Coon, Aspluwall, Craw
ford, llnnier, Mussetl uml Pltxputrlck.
The name of Franklin MaeVe.igh was
presented by Senator Illgbee, of White
County, lu ii speech which aroused the
enthusiasm of the Democrats. Mac
Veagh's nomination was seconded by
Sena tors Leeperund Johnson,
The speech making began lu the
House at 11 o'clock, and continued for
neaily two hours, Mr, Under, a beard
less representntlve from Sangamon
County, opened tho proceedings by
placing Senator Culloin lu nomination.
llutler got along very well until hu be
gan summing up the result of the last
election. In litis connection ho said It
had beou plainly demonstrated among
other things Unit Hie people of this
State do not want a scholar In politics,
When he made this statement Under
seemed to realize that he hud uttered ,i
truth which It would have been belter
to have kept concealed. Ho hulled for
a moment In some confusion, which
was greatly Increased by die Demo,
cr.its, who wero ipilck to appreciate
his blunt sentiment, and they applaud
ed It wildly.
To Free P. Morris, or Iroquois Coun
ty, was assigned tho honor or placing
Franklin MacVeagh In nomination, and
he did It gracefully and effectively.
Morris Is a natural orator, nod lie fully
sustained his reputation today. Ho
was followed by Judge Callahan, who
spoke seconding (.'ulloin's nomlnatlnu.
Something Morris had said caused
Judge Callahan lo regret that his mem
ory went back lo the time of tho blia-k
uml the lash, a time which ho Intlnnit
ed the Democratic party did not stand
for liberty and JuMlce.
Next came Mr. O'Diinnell, of Hloouv
Ingtou, who easily surpassed all tho
speakers of the day In his uililresn
seconding the nomination of Franklin
.MacVeagh. O'Douuell had his seech
well commit ted uml ho delivered It
with much force. Ho stirred the Dpju
ecruts to u high pitch of enthusiasm
when he eloquently proclaimed that
MacVeagh Is a free-trader who wouht
make the Senate chamber ring with
stiirtllng truths. Other speeches hoc
oudliig the nomination of Culloin were
made by Miller of Cook, Horry, Dough
erty. Sharrlck, Selby, uml Iluckiior.
Tho Democrats who followed O'Don-
nell In secomlliig MauVeagh's nomina
tion were Sloskopf, Schwab, Flem
ing, uml Dean.
Tho following Democratlo Senators
were absent uml fulled thrrcfoiv to
cast their voles for Mr MacVeiigh:
Nlehaus. Mahoney, Salomon, Ford,
(Ireeii, and Paisley. Senator NIclmuH
has Just married uml is nw.iy on bin
wedding tour. Senators Mahoney and
Salomon uiv sick in Chkug . Senator
Ford Is ut Pass Christian, Miss., at the
bedside of his dau.'htir, who Is ner'
ously III, Senatir Oiu wits absent
attending the funeral of Lieutenant
ioveruor (Jill's Inl'anl sou, who died on
Monday. No excuse wns offered for
the absence of Senator Paisley. In tho
the house the only Democrat who full
ed to vote for Mr. MacVeagh was Hep
rc.sentatlve Hrlscoe. Ho was absent
ou account of sickness.
The galleries lu both houses wore
lllled with spectators during tho bid
lot lug. In the House Oeneral John A.
McCleruand. of Springfield, uml Col.
William Peiin Nixon, of Chicago, occu
pied seats lu the Speaker's stand while
the vote was being taken.
Senator Hogaidus presided lu the
Senate when die ballot for United
States Senator was taken. On the roll
call all answered their names except
Seuatois Harncs, Kvans, Ford, (liven,
Hunter, .Mahoney, Nlehaus, Paisley,
and Salomon, Hefore the speech
making begun Senators Hvaim and
Itarues came lu.
Senator Johnson, or Cook, lu second
ing the nomination of Franklin Muc
"1 am surprised that this occasion
should be made one of party- banter
uml political bosh. Wo of tho Demo
cratic side are as much Interested In ko
Icctlng a suitable representative as uro
those on the, Hepubllcan side. From
the time when It camo Into existence
century ago till Mr. Lincoln wns nomi
nated there was not hardly a time when
the Democratic party wuaiioilii tho as
cendency and hud control lu govern
ment legislation. I appeal to tho his
tory of my country to show a period
which can eomparo with that from 180O
le 1SSI, tho period of Hepubllcan rule,
when the State inllltla wus called Into
dm service of aggrandized wealth and
monopoly, if i may Indulge lu proph
ecy, uml, considering what has alroudj
(Couttue.-Ml on fourth pge,