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MPKIMWIFT OVER Mil!
Tbe Republicans Nominate George B.
Swift for mayor by Acclama
tion witb Enthusiasm,
While the Democrats Will Meet Their Chal
lenge by Renominating Hon.
John P. Hopkins.
There Were Lively Times at the Republican
Primaries Names of Lucky Alder
tloorge H. Swift was unanimously
iioiiiluntcd for Mayor In the Itcptibll
i mi city convention on Thiiisduy,
niuldst grout enthusiasm. The balance
of I lu ticket had not been completed
nt tin.' liour of going to press.
There Is no longer any doubt but tlml
Hit- Democrat will force u rcnomlnn
lion upon Mayor Hopkln In spite of
hi repealed refusal. Ills kooI record
make Oils almost ii certainty.
There wns much lighting nt tlu He
publican primaries. In fact they wi'i'o
the most turbulent held liy Hint parly
The light III the. Twelflh Willi) was
bluer from Hiai't to llnlsh. The rival
I'lietlons succi'cdod In getting out a
heavy vote anil brawls anil Ileitis wore
numerous, in the Second primary ills
I rlet polling plaee In a livery stable In
Madison street. Just west of It obey,
four serious rows occurred In the after
noon In willed a dozen men, Including
M'ernl candidates, were assaulted by
it Kiltie of heelers from the Nineteenth
ward, who attempted to break Into tint
polling plaee. Aid. Campbell's election
was a foregone conclusion and the big
j:ct light in the ward centered In the
iiouiluatlou for the West Town Asses-
Cnudldnio Tliouuis o'Shuiigluiessy
and I!. I'. Keutiaeker both live In Hie
Second Primary District, ami H was mi-dci-Mood
thai the man who carried that
district would receive the support of
the balance of the ward. The polling
place was crowded all day with "work
eis" for boih factions. Itei'ore night
there were dozens of driiiikea men In
I he crowd ami small light were numer
ous. The trouble reached a climax Just
before the polls closed, when a gang
flout the Nineteenth Ward arrived.
They broke through the line of thirty
voters who were waiting to vote and
tried to enter the polling place, Five
policemen who sTood guard at the door
were unable to hold lliom back. Sev
eral caudldates went to1 their ulsluiieo
and a general light ensued, lloinur II.
(iulplii, .1, C. Mntluck, II, S. Osgood,
and Thoians O'Shnughuessy were
among the number who were badly
beaten, lu the midst of the row a
wagoulniul of policemen arrived from
the West Lake .Street Station and the
kiiiik escaped through the basement.
No arrests were made. Tho second row
occurred a half hour later. Several
men were clubbed and beaten, but jio
one was arrested.
The ballots were counted nine limes
before the result was liually announc
ed, The llrst count showed that
O'Shnughiicssy was elected by one vote
mid the total vote was announced as
."(Oil. The last eouut showed ."111 votes.
The lleiinacker crowd elected one dele
Kate to the city convention and one and
a half to the West Town convention.
The 0'Shniighiiey faction elected
three delegate to the city convention
and two and a half to tho West Town
convention ami a solid delegation to
I he Alderiuiiiile convention. Mr. lieu
inicker was once more defeated In his
own precinct. At all the other polling
places in thti ward the day was coin
iwitallvcly quiet, although the Held was
bllleranil the vote three times us heavv
There was a vast deal of Interest cen-U'l-liu
lit tho Thlrly-Kccond Ward, ami
from tho ward' tenth district came a
surprise thai was not far from sensn
tloual. This was tho defeat of Aid.
W. II. Kerr, who wan a candidate for
delegate to tho city convention. There
were no contests In (10 on10l. ,nHtr!ct
of tho ward, mid If tho delegate head
il by Aid. Kerr In tho tenth district
laid chosen they would have cast their
votes In tho convention for tho same
iiieu for whom their successful oppo
neuts will vole. Tho tlehti was on f titer
lines and for other reiisons. Tho do
feat of Mr. Kerr lu 'tho primaries of
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his own district means probably he
cannot mime his successor In the (.'(mi
llion Council. Wlllnm Kent Is a candi
date for Alderman, and his tjiudlduey
Is opposed by Aid. Kerr.
The IlKht was really a lest of Kent's
strength lu Kerr's district, and It was
admitted at the primary If the day
went ugaliiHt Kerr Mr. Kent would bo
the Aldcrmiinlc candidate. All. the
tickets In the Thirty-second W.trd'voro
headed with the name of tloorge it.
Swift for Mayor and thati of John L).
Adair for Clly Attorney. The dclcgn
Hon, It Is said, will be for Strasslielm
for Treasurer and Van Cleave for Clly
Clerk. The victory of the Kent people
hi the tenth district Will res ill ti the
election of a Central Coiitml'.tooiuan
lo their IlkliiK.
There was plenty of hard work done
lu the Tenth District. The polling
place was at Fifty-third si reel and the
Illinois Central tracks. Staff workers
of both factions placed themselves at
the foot of the stairs leading up to the
tm el; platforms, and as thu express and
suburban trains came lu the Itepubll
i an passenger weie taken lu hand
and rushed over to tho polling place.
Mr. Kerr was there lu person, but did
not work as hard as his followers nor
did he appear to bo as much Interested
as Ihey. Thu Kerr delegation was do
teated by a vote of .'J.'!!' to KM. The
names of the delegates are Walter C.
Nelson. Joseph Powell and Charles (5.
I'amliich. Somu time ago a caucus
was held which declared tho choke of
the Itepubllcans of the Tenth District
for Alderman was William C. Amos.
Wednesday's primary shows thecaui-us
did not relied the low of the ma
jority of the Itepubllcans.
Christian T. Mass, challetiKcr at the
Tenth Piluutiy District of the Thirty
Mcoud Ward, was assaulted by Oliver
Wilson at the polling place, lull Last
r'lfly-thlrd street. WIImui remarked
that lie w.i going to clear out the place.
I'rged on by several of the local talent,
Wilson made a rush for Mass, who
happened to be Inside a rolling lu Jus
tice Porter's otllce, and catching him
by the throat attempted to strangle
him. I lass Is a much smaller man than
WIImui, but in less than two minutes
Ihe latter was being assisted to his
home by a few of Ids sympathising
friends, while Mass went back ami
made a sign, which lie hung up In the
window. It read as follows:
Next ! Wo are ul way ready for bus
iness. At Ihe lilimaries held In the Twoniv.
eighth Ward, espivlally lu the Second,
NlnthanilThlrteeiiih I'rec liicts, charges
of fraud were made by the Sayles fol
lowers. This faction claim that all
allidavlts were refused iiud thai liar
clay ballots In bundles weie h-imlcd in
lo the Judges and dropped Into the bal
lot, bo Theie were several small riois,
but no person was seriously Injured, al
though a number received black eye
and broken iioscf.
Tho following resolution n.issed at
the mooting held by the Sayles men af
ter the dose ot the primaries and sign
oil by a long list of luniuliiciil Tweniv.
eighth Ward Itemtblicans:
i Hie undersigned itepubllcans of
Ihe Twenty-elghth Ward, do hereby
protest aualllsl Hie fin ml m .ir.il,.!
at the polls, held al Klnie nml F..iie.
eighth streets, comprising the Seioud,
.miiiii ami Tiiirieenih I'reeliictH, and
express our Indignation at the methods
used to defeat Mr. Thomas Huyles.
K.-Ald. Nle Cienier In vi.iv ut,...ri-
backed for thu Tlrst Ward Aldernmu
ship. There is scarcely any doubt of
his election If nonilnated. Ilia friends
will undoubtedly run him um m in.i.
pendent cuiidldiito If tholr present attl-
uiuo iioiiih oik. no maue u most excel
lent Alderman when iu thu Council bo
fore. Tho piiinaiios for tho Lake View
Town delegates were held Wednesday
CHICAGO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1895-TWELVE PAGES.
afternoon and tho convention was held
Thursday afternoon at ." o'clock. The
following ticket was nominated: For
Assessor. 1'red .1. Tucker of the Twell-ty-lirth
Ward; for Collector, Scott Mc
Veigh. Twenty-sixth Wind; for Super
visor, tioorge W. I.uiidin, Tweitty-llfth
Ward; for Clerk, Kmll Zliniuer, Twen-ty-tifih
The results of Republican pilumiies
as far as Hie Aldermaulc situation Is
concerned are as follows:
F. I'. (Sleason
Noble II. .Iiidah
....Martin It. Madden
...Joseph i:. llidwill
.. It. Carter
...lames l.. Campbell
C. F. Ilolman
. ...tJeorge A. Mugler
...ii'eorge II. Milne
. . . Wllllain Itarckley
Heorge W. Shepherd
Taxpayers of the West Mark ills
tilci of Chicago will he intvreslxd lu
the status of legislation which has a
tendency to Increase their park taxes
and special assessments. Four bills on
tho ipiesilou drawn by the attorneys
for tho West Park ami Introduced at
the Instance of Hie Commissioners ale
pending lu ihe Senate. They cro of
feied by Senator Morrison Feb. J.i and
leferred to tho Committee on Muulcl
palitlcs. They are numbered liitl, 1(17.
MS and Kill.
-No. HHI Is Intended to give Park
Commissioners Hie power to liuptovo
parks, boulevards, highways, drive
ways or streets which are low or may
come under their control by special
assessment or taxation of onHguoua
property, or general taxation or both.
It virtually clothes park .iiiHwiitlcs
Willi tho same powers relative to spe
No, KIT allows Park Commissioners
to connect parks by selecting a con
necting street or streets, and to annex
adjoining streets to paiks. Tho park
authorities are empowered to Improve
tho streets so taken by special asses,
No. IMS provides the machinery for
the Issuing by the West Park Hoard of
!IKKi,iMK In bonds, the proceeds to by
used for the Improvement of the parks.
Tho bonds are to he run for twenty
yearn and bear ." per cent. Interest per
annum. The bill declares that the
loritoralo authorities shall collect lu
addition to the amount of any tax now
authorized by law, a tax not exceeding
one and one-half mills on tho dollar, to
bo used In preserving and maintaining
tho parks, boulevards and diivoways.
The proceeds of tho bonds are explicit
ly declared to ho used for the Improve
ments of tho parka aloue. For tho pur
poo of providing for tho payniont of
the Inloreut on such bonds as It falls
due.and iiIdo to pay and discharge the
Mluolpal thereof, as tho same shall
mature, any such hoard of Park Com-
? mWifjVt.yS.s jS.d w.? n i,
HON. FRANK C. VIERLING,
Tho Popu'ar South Town Republican.
nilssloners nre required each year to
nppioptiaie from any annual park tax.
not heretofore speclllcally approprlat-
d by law, which may now or hereafter
be authorized and directed to be levied
upon the taxable property lu any such
town, whether the same be known as
"boulevard and park tax" or otherwise, i
a sum siilllclciit to meet the Interest
upon such bonds as It may accrue, ami
to provide a sinking fund for tho pur
pose of paying the principal of such
bonds, as tliey shall mature or become
due, acordlug to the provisions of the
act. No. i;ti allows tho Park Com
missioners to assess a two mill tax.
So much for the bills. They content
plate a tax of $1100,0011, a tax of two
mills on the dollar, ami of a mill and a j
half 011 the dollar lu addition 10 all
tegular pink taxes. The Commission
eis are given extraordinary powers lu
the way of levying special assessment
on Hie owners of property abultliig or
contiguous to streets or of property
beuellted by Improvements. They are
It awn for emergency clauses, evidently
Willi Ihe desire of rushing them through
!uy Fawkes seems destined to lm
nioriality through the profound conser
vatism of the Kugllsh people. Dis
patches from Loudon say that when tho
fourth session of the thirteenth parlia
ment of Queen Victoria opened at :'
o'clock the Lord Chamberlain, Lord
Cariingloti, accompanied by ten yeo
men and a number of policemen, made
the customary tluy Fawkes search of
the vaults of the houses of parliament,
lu order to see that no preparations had
bien made to blow up the buildings,
.lames I. ha slept with his ancestors
these many seasons, it was early lu uls
reign the tJuy Fawkes plot was engag
ed lu. For more than L'UO year upon
the assembling of any parliament tho
tlrst business has been that which Is
gone through to-day as carefully as It
was when (Iny Fawkes' performance
was fresh lu the public mlml. Conser
vatism Is a great potency In the Hiigllsn
mind, leading at times to ubsiirdltles.
It remained for a curious Vankeo to
abolish a custom for which nobody
could give an account. Visiting Lou
dou, he saw some of tho Ilorse guards
at a particular nhico everv due reiniin-.
ly relieved, ami observing 110 partltu-
air reason lor tneir presence he pushed
his Imiuliies for Information in the
heaihnmrter of tho army. Tho llotso
guard were unable to say why this
guard was kept, but concluded to ascer
lulu wherein the origin was, and found
that some treasure was ordered to bo
guarded at this particular point lu the
relgin of Charles II. and ilm Ifni-.i
guards luul been sending soldiers to
1 110 hiiiiio Knot over since, tivou when
tho New Xeiiliiiulei will Imvo inlnu i,i
place upon a broken arch of London
bridge to sketch tho ruin of St. Paul'a
ho will observe n few dingy official
looking through tho rulus of Westmins
ter for u rendition of Guv FuwK-i.h
Chicago limes: Owing to tho faulty
construction of the Pullman dining
cur two of tho cook on the Charlton
of the Chicago mid Alton Head, which
burned, escunod. When m.. ,.....ui.i......
how seldom Providence come up with '
the dining-car cook It doe seem that
some Ingenious inventor ought 10 ar
1 augo a device that would hold the cut
pill safely while they burned. Of
course we aie referring to the class,
not to the Individuals. If the two men
who escaped from the Charlton will
consider the burning of that car as a
lesson to them ami reform, the Times
will haw nothing further to say. Hut
they will not reform. They will go on
cooking an arrangement of canned
meats which Is variously eiitliuled 011
the menu, but which llavors the palate
of the pilgrim for weeks with one
llavor. They will make coffee which
Is weaker than anything on this earth
except dlnlng-car tea. And they will
conspire to produce dyspepsia with a
Kind 01 pie that Is simply ituhpio In Its
Whenever Detroit or St. Louis gets
up sumo new ami unusual experience
It Is a curious met that Chicago Im
mediately produce something so much
more staitllug lu the same Hue that
there Is nothing left to be said about
the llrst episode. A few day ago a
couple of young iiieu fought a duel
with skates on the Ice that covers De
troit Itlver. A duel In Chicago out
classes the Detroit affair live to one.
Mary Walsh and Nelly Mahouey had
a illsptiic. Who began It Is not clear,
but Mary poured a pot full of hot tga
down the Inside of Nelly's dress, be
ginning at her collar. Nelly hit Mary
with the frying pan, ami Mary came
back with the emptied teapot. Nelly
pinned her faith to the skillet because
It was hut. hut Mary abandoned the
teapot for a picture of Washington
crossing the Delaware, and the result
was Nelly's defeat Ingloiiously. And
, et men like the soon lo bo ex-Congress-man
llrecklurhlge poe as exponents of
the code ami gentlemen to whom boil
ing tea down their back Is the way
they really prefer the beverage.
The New York World has asked the
banks why they are hoaidiug .!,( 100,.
two of gold for which they have abso
lutely no use whatever. Their replies
are evasive, shifty, Insincere. They
have no obligations payable lu gold. 1
Their notes are redeemable not by
themselves but by the government, ami
not lu gold hut iu greenback. The
checks drawn by their depositor are
payable in paper alone, ami, lu fact,
are paid lu nothing else. There 1 no '
possible reason for them to hoard gold
except Hint they expect a premium up-1
on It or that they wish to force the gov '
eminent to borrow money which It
doe not need. Their talk about conn-,
try bank occasionally demanding gold '
remittance 1 foldcrol. They can go 1
to tho wubtreasiiry upon every such oc
ciihIoii and exchange in'centiiicl.-u fm 1
gold lu any quantity they please, Tho
hank still owe to the public an answer
to the World's question.
Los Angeles must bo a queer place.
A rellned, cultivated man, who hud
been unfortunate, uud who had not
enough money left to get away from the
pluco, shot at an officer. Tho judgo
sentenced him to lx months In tho
county Jail, but tho prisoner begged bo
plteously to bo sent to the penitentiary
that the court's heart was softened and
ho acceded to tho poor mnn's request.
Yes, Lo Angeles must he a queer place.
Tlli: ME DOM II III LITTLE.
Tbe Legislature at Springfield Hardly
Spends Two Days a Week
at Public Work.
A Few Unimportant Bills Are Introduced, but
Nothing of Any Importance
Only Members Afraid to Gome Home Stay in
Town After Thursday's Short
I.egNlailve Hureaii or The Chicago
i:.lgle. Splingtleld. III. Feb. Ul.-All the
member who woivnot afraid logo homo
on account of fear of their creditors,
got out of town by Thursday. The
only Chlcagoaus left on Thursday night
were men who feared to face their
I debts In the big city. Nice legislators
Mime ot tlieiu:
I III tile House there Was quite II dis
cussion on the sparrow law. and the
Si unto passed several bills and reso
minus. Senator TeUi1etou Intioduced two
Joint resolutions In the Semite this
morning ami they were adopted. The
nrt was a request to our ivpivciiin-,
live In Congress to vote for the House 1
bill Living to the States . per cent, of 1
the proceeds arising from the military
and laud warrant cuttles, ami the sec 1
ond requests our representatives lu the j
I'lllted Slate Senate to vole for Hie
swamp land bill as amended, so that
Illinois can get her shale of Ihe receipts ,
from this source.
Senator Mahouey also oiVered a reso
lutloii asking our representatives iu '
Congress to work and vote for the up
pi'opil.itlnu of sufficient money to com
plete the Improvement of the harbor at
Waiikegan. It was adopted.
Thi' following bill were Introduced:
.li!uisnli--f nniiictlltii' sei'i-aiiiii'lxs ni' 1
building and loan association to report '
1 receipts and disbursement of every 1
I character, and giving shareholders an-'
1 thorii.x to iish's stock on unanimous 1
I Mite to make up any detlcleiiey or short
chaimiau Allowing the wife to tes
ilfy lu cues of wife abandonment.
Mll-setl -Adding lo the list of em-I
ployuif m prohibited by the child labor ,
law. work lu stores, laundries, offices, 1
and as eiuler ami peddlers. Also'
adding two sweat shop inspectors,
fan'" 10 be physicians.
Letotirpi ait Prohibiting the running
ai large of horses, mules, asses, cattle,
sheep, goal and geese. Also a bill ap
propiiatlng for Hie running expense of .
the Kankakee asylum for lwi.vu stiiio,.
I'Iki and M.'-'.-i..VMi for extraordinary ex-
pi Uses, I
li'rund Prohibiting the mauufacturo j
and sale of cigarettes containing do- j
leteiious or poisonous drugs.
Wllloughby-Allowlng Hie establish-:
meiii of a Minliary district by loo legal
voters In territory lying by ihe side of )
overflowing streams. ,
Mnnroe- Pensioning keeper uud 1
guards of penitentiaries at the rate of I
iO) per month alter a continuous ser-1
Ice of twenty years.
I lumphie. -Allowing lno voter mi
petition for an elccilon to establish a I
park dlNiiici. Identical with the blll1
Introduced In the House by Crafts.
Hills passed: ,
Auihoin -Auihoii.lng lot owneis in '
graveyard to create a trust fund to
keep the place In good condition after
Its charter has expired.,
Asplnwall Allowing' ihe division of
voting precinct containing :ioo voters. ,
Another bill that passed, doing away !
with circumlocution lu the courts, was i
Hint Introduced by Senator Hlglne.
I 'mler the levee drainage act where
assessment Is niude, objection are '
heard by a Jury, tho Comity Judge '
being present merely to swear wit- I
ncsses, nml not. a a court. If obee- I
101s appeal irom jury, the County
Judge then Impanel a Jury and sit
a a court. Senator Hlgheo' amend
ment make the Judge sit a a court
In llrst hearing.
There was a tight on the little spar
row, the llrst pop out of the gun this
morning in the House. Tom Fern wn
the unfeeling wretch that brought out
the light. The Flh and Oamo Commit
tee, which Is a kindergarten for ilsh
of the air uud blnlsxif the wn, reported
in favor of cutting the throat of Fern'
bill 10 repeal the sparrow bounty law.
"I hope," Mild Mr. Verns, ami he was
smooth as fox oil. "111111 this house
will not concur with the committee.
-My bill Is a good one. People are tired
to death with being made target of
by the sparrow shooiers. A boy with
a gun Is reckless, and there are huu
dieds of people lying under the sod
now that would be breathing, sen
Hen) beings had It not been for the
license allowed bad boys by Hie npar
row bill. Another thing, boys play
hookey from school and go out lo klit
Innocent little birds when they ought
lo be studying. Another thin-.', the
county cleiks are Imposed 011 by boy
with alleged sparrow' head. The
pieseni law I a fraud on ihe taxpayer
No other State lu the I'nloii ha a hiw
llke It. ami we can't expect Illinois
to kill ami pay for all Hie qMirow iiu
.Mr. Illlllock. of Will, mirn ir I'ltjini-f
of the Interesting bird, and ald it had
l'v friend In thl world or ihe next.
The present law was a good one and
oiiht 10 stand.
Mr. LeCrone agreed with Ferns. Ills
lender heart having been toadied by
lite riuhles slaughter of the dear little
-Mr. Perry cluir.ictcrbvd th present
law us a poor ami liieffeciu.il make
shift. He believed thai Hie sparrow
ought to be exteriuliiit si, and hv
thought when the Legislature adjotitw
ed Unit some of the member irtfghtt
turn their attention proiltably to Hie
Mlblecl. He believed that tin- :rtu
way 10 kill them off would ! firocilai
Tom Needles hales spairows. Then
I a suspicion 1 hat he ale sparrows
011 least In St. Louis one day disguised
as reed birds. Anyhow he hale them,
lie wants them killed every day In the
year. Ill former constituent inv
unanimously lu favor of mm doling
every sparrow that live. 'Comse there
are accidents; Ian It's mostly in cities,
w here the sparrow shooter don't know
how 10 hold'ii gun. If a man falls out
of Ids buggy and get hurl ought the
I.egllaiure to abolish horses? The
trouble Is iu Hie elite that Hie shoot
ers don't know Hie difference between
a blue Jay and a sparrow.
Tills speech settled the bill, for I we
ordered to He on the table.
Then Hie Speaker was timhoilxeir Uv
appoint a custodian of bills and iwi
The special committee on Lincoln
.Monument reported lu favor of accept
lug the monument and ground 011 be
half of Hie State on the term agreed
upon. A bill wa Introduced upproprl
tiling siiii.iHHi for repalis ami for build
lug 11 cottage for the custodian. It
was read and sent to the approprlat lens
lomiuliiee after 11 Utile spat In wiileln
.Miner 01 rooi; ami .limes of Cook par
tliipated with Mr. Cochran.
loo Mahouey's Senate Joint resold
Hon Instructing the Illinois delegation
In Congress to work for an appioprla
Uoii to Improve Waiikegan harbor
came over and Mr. Do l.aney moved i.
concur. It was done, when Dan llerr.
nan ed to reconsider. This wan ai.
done, ami the lesolutlou sent to tho
toiumltteeoii federal relations.
Hill were then Introduced:
lleny- Piohlblllug Hie loaning of
piibllc money 10 banks or private lu
Ilovey Authorizing board of super
Isor to build bridge over dltche or
Hurke-Prohlbltlng the 1 mining ot
slop Into creek or streams.
Challacoiube A warehouse bill, also
a bill providing for a hunter' license
lo pay for county or game warden.
Pliy.smmoiis-To prevent nonresi
dents acting a deputy sheriffs or peace
officers. Hallock To prevent lire Iiisiirniieo
agent conspiring or combining,
Morrls-i'o penult the sale of live
stock levied upon lu attachment.
Mounts-increasing the bond of the'
(Continued on fourth page.)