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"INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE."
CHICAGO. SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1895-TWELVE PAGES.
He Passes Swift in the Race, and Is
Rapidly Approaching the Vic- v ,
Clean-Cut Declarations by the Democratic
Candidate on All the Questions
Next Tuesday Night
Elect of Chicago by a Big
A Week of Great Meetings and Unexampled
Enthusiasm for the Popular Demo
Frank Wenler continues o gulti
I'nless all slgiw full. In." wilt lie elected
.Mayor Df Chicago by a hnmlinuu) inn
Joiliy on Tuesday next.
The business men of (lie clly an with
liliu because lie Is a dear-cut. uptight
business man himself, who duos things
In an uptight ami businesslike milliner.
The lllioral clement of the coiniiiun'.ty
fa vol s Ills election because he Is now
ami always lias boon In favor of the
largest ainoiint of personal liberty con
sistent with the public good.
our tSerinun-Amerlcnli clllxeiis urn
jiroiul of Mr. Weuter becntise ln Is a
credit to that great nice froin which ho
Tin other uiitlonalltlos which make
up Chicago's population favor him be-i-atiKo
of the cniiildcucc In his ahtllty
ami Integrity with which, lie has Inspir
Mr. Wenter lias addressed, during the
past week, some of the largest mass
meetings over held In Chicago.
Thi) meeting held at Uoulevnrd Hall,
In tho town of Luke, on Tuesday night,
was, without exception, the biggest pi.
lltleal mass meeting ever seen In Chi
cago. These facts all moan something They
moan, among other things, that Hie peo
ple tire for Prank Wenter for Mayor.
The following Interview with Mr.
Wenter fully states his position on till
"What will Im your hsoii regard
lug the civil service law should it lie
adopted liy the people of Chicago V"
Mr. Wenter"! uin llrinly liiiliued
with the liloa of civil service reform. It
Is my resolution to have the law carried
lit. While 1 have, not studied the nieas.
ure carefully enough to he Informed on
nil Its provisions the principle Is there
nud 1 will adhere to It us 1 have done
for yews. 1 have niude pledges to the
people during the cauipitlgu, on this
question and I will keep them. In fact,
I kept them before the present agita
tion was begun."
"When will you appoint the coiiiiuls
sloners provided for In the bill V
Mr. Wenter "I will appoint them an
soon us I uin In otlloe, provided that I
urn able to get men to accept the otllco
whom I believe tn be competent!"
"Whut will be your policy regarding
the city employes pending the enforce
ment of the law?"
Mr. Wenter "I have innde no pledges
concerning the mnniier In which I will
handle the clly employes. Merit aloiui
will be considered."
"Will you allow the police force tr be
Mr. Wenter "I tun strong In the opin
ion thut tho police should be absolutely
Independent, of politics. They should
feel that they are secure In their posi
tions us long as they attend to their du
ties, mid I will do all In my power to
make their positions depend on this
"What will bo your attitude toward
Mr. Wenter "I believe that the city
should gut value for everything It dis
poses of, it Is us much entitled, to re
muneration as uny private business
nmii. I will Insist Hint such measures
shall not become laws until tlioy liavo
been thoroughly considered. Tim mime
of the men getting the privileges must
be made public before they will ever re
ceive my npprovnl. There will bo no
passing of ordlnnnoes for sale to the
highest bidder f I can prevent It."
"What do you propose to do with tho
floating Indebtedness of tho city, which
now amounts to somo $111,(100,(100?"
Mr. Wontor "Ono of tho Unit mutters
(hat J will attend to when I entor otllco
will bo a careful study of tho financial
TO TIE FRIT.
Will See Him' Mayoi
situation. It Is a question which I can
not answer nlT-huntl, ami I would have
to consult lliiiiuclers before 1 could take
"How will you handle the dellcit.
which Is said to amount to $i,xio,ini4iV"
Mr. Wenter To cover the dellcit It
will be necessary to oooutiinl.o. I will
cut expenses to the lowest llgure. I
will ulso exert my lulliiottce to have
the iiiMillou more equitably levied,
that the city will have more money Pi
use In the care of the municipality
"Have you contemplated the prospect
of having to Issue scrip to pay city em
,u r. fiiu.-i- t nut is iiqiicstiouwlilcii
I cannot now talk Intelligently upon.
It will only be after the situation has
l)ooii carefully considered that 1 would
resort to such tut extreme,
"Will you piisit i uo cases against the
various corporations which the oily Is
suing for damages V"
Air. Wenter I will have thes encos
uiged to u settlement without fear or
"How will you bundle the gumblliii'
Mr. Wenter I tun opposed to public
gambling and will not allow It.
"What will be your attitude toward
the speclul assessment evil?"
Mr. Wwiter I will veto every onll
nance which calls for an Improvement
to bo made by special assessment If,
after careful Inquiry, I find thut the
property owners have not demanded It.
I will see thut the proper course Is fol
lowed lii levying the assessment so fur
us the city Is concerned.
"Will all city contracts bo let only
after they have been thoroughly adver
tised and to thu lowest bidder?"
Mr. Wenter I will always Insist that
every contract that Is let sliull ho thor
oughly advertised and will only 1 e let
ufter tho fullest In format Ion has been
secured concerning tho kind of work
and the cost, of work to be done Tho
bids will be opened In public at a given
hour and the freest competition will lit)
Invited In the matter. This is ihe seen t
of letting contracts.
"Are you In favor of extending ilio
city water plant?"
Mr. Wenter I want to give the peo
ple of every part of the city plenty of
water. It Is one of the conveniences of
a Inrgo city, mid every honest effort to
Increnso the supply will receive my us-
"Will the extension of the city sow
'ernge system made during your ml
ministration be planned to conform
with the plans of the drulungo board
us fur us they huvo been completed?"
Mr. Wenter All suwers which tut)
constructed during my administration
will bo built In conformity with the
plans of the sanitary canal, I think
that this manner should have been In
augurated several yours ago. 1 do not
mean this us u criticism, but It would
have been a great gain to the city hud
It been done.
"Whut will you do regarding tho Sun
Mr. Wenter I will tukou liberal view
on tho question of Suuduy opening iind
will allow It to bo us! much so us Is com
putlblo with good government.
"If eloctod will you bo purely a parti
san In your appointments?"
Mr. Wenter I will bo governed by tho
qualification of tho men for office.
"Will you build up a political uin
vhluo after you have secured control
of tho city hall?"
Mr. Weuter I will attend to tho busl
nesrt of tho city aud allow tho party to
attend to tho politics,
"WJII,yau continue tho" work of abol
ishing grndo crossings?"
Mr, Wenter I will make every at-
tempt to lessen the evils of grade cross
lugs. If 1 tun elected it will Im my curli
est endeavor to rulsu us niuiiy truck.!
us possible while I am mayor.
"Are you going to make any special
efforts toward securing for the people
of Chicago clean streets aud alleys?"
Mr. Wenter I believe that Chicago
can be kept cleaner than at present on
the same amount of money. If 1 tun
elected tho contractors doing Ilio work
will bo required to do the work or do
without their money. I believe thut
good streets iind thoroughfares tiro es
sential to the prosperity of the city, and
I will make a speclul effort to secure
these for tho people.
Krank Wenter went down to the stock
yards Wednesday morning and receiv
ed an ovation. He reached the Kx
clinne Hulldliig at 10 o'clock, mid for nn
hour was kept busy slinking hands
with brokers, dealers ami commission
men, who gavu him assurance of tlioli'
earnest support. Mr. Wenter did not
inako a speech, us his vlsli wus purely
tin Informal one, although miido In re
spouse to mi Invitation of tho stock
yards men. When he entered the Kx-
change Hulldliig he was received with
cheers, aud was surrounded by liu.i
dreds of men eager to grasp his hand.
"We'ro with you, Frank," was the
After nn hour spent among tho cattle
kings, Mr. Wenter was taken through
Armour's big slaughtering and packing
establishment. As soon ns It becuiuu
known that he was In the buildings a
cheer went up that did credit to Twenty-ninth
Ward workiiigmeii, Kvery
where throughout the establishment
Mr. Wenter was greeted with cheers
and the men told him that ho would get
a solid stock yards vote.
Hubert U. ,Tuuiolts, tho Democratic
nominee for Circuit Judge, has been
making u porsonul canvass of tho
country towns, which explains his ab
seuco from many of tho big rallies held
In tho city during the past week. Mr.
Junipolls Is going to surprise pooplo
by tho largo country vote which ho will
receive. Iu Austin aud throughout tho
Town of Clccra ho lit receiving tho sup
port not only of his own party but ulso
of Itulf tho Itcpubllcun voters. In
Chicago Mr. .Tumiwlls will run away
ahead of bis ticket. It Is claimed that
four-fifths of the Populist vote will Im
cast for him. The Hwedlsh-Amerlcan
eloment Is Iu revolt agulnst N'cely, tho
Itepubllcuu candidate, and a large pro
HON. FRANK WENTER.
The Next Mayor of Chicago.
portion of Swcdbli voters will scratch
N'cely iiiul vote for .luinpolls. While
his time so far bus been occupied In
milking a canvass of the country
town, Mrv .Iuiiim)Ih' interests buo
been well taken cure of by the other
candidates. Mr. Weuter Is deeply In
terested In the sucess of Mr. .luinpolls,
ami iu every speech iuukcs an urgent
appeal to Ihe voters In his behalf.
No better choice could have been
niude by the DemocrutH of the Twenty
second Wurd for candidate for Alder
man than A. W. Mult by. Without blow
ing horns, or sounding trumpets; with
out glen I protestations of reform, but
with n tixed. determined effort to pre
sent the best man possible for the vol-
eis of tho ward, they huvo put forward
a mull In! every wny the peer of any
nominee mude or Indorsed by the Civic
Mr. Maltby Is tin educiited engineer,
to whom the problems of our great wa
ter works system are is eusy us twice
two tiro four to tho average mind; a
tiuiincler who Is not only the muster
of his own fortune, but, through his
muiiugcuient, has mude fortunes for
others; u muster of the coal trade, aud
recognized us un expert therein from
tho coal fields of Pennsylvania to Du
luth aud tho far Northwest; with largo
projH'rty Interests In tho wurd; atid,
above all, of u genial, cordial und lib
eral disposition. Uo will not only bo
overwhelmingly elected, but will re
flect credit upon the ward which sends
him to the Council, aud huvlug plenty
of leisure hts services will bo of grcut
benefit to tho city,
An effort has been made to connect
him with a contracting company hav
ing a branch lu this city, This Is sim
ply a Inst despairing effort In the cam
paign of un already defeutod candi
date, Mr. Maltby will go Into tho Coun
cil absolutely free and uutr.tui'iielcd
lioiu any business relationship which
could Interfere with mid prevent un
upright attention to the duties of the
otllco audi to the good of the Munici
pality. We present herewith u cut of the an
dldute, which shows, without words,
whut good material has been found lu
the Twenty-second Ward.
Snlo W. Until, the Democratic candi
date for uldermuii In the Thirteenth
Ward, Is making a magiililceiit race,
and his election, It Is believed, Is as
stiri'd. The respectable Hepubllcans
of the ward are with Mr. Hoth, ami be.
sides polling the full Democratic
strength he will be given the support of
hundreds of Hepubllcans ami liidepeii
Mr. Hoth served one term Iu the Conn,
ell ami made an excellent record. Uo
was opposed to tlie gang, and for thut
reason will not have Its support. The
candidacy of llolmaii Is not seriously
considered by tho people who demand
good representation. Tim people of tho
ward know the Republican candidate
and will not support him.
IMwiird S. Dreyer continues to win
friends In his great battle for the As-
sessorshlp of Lake View, lie will cer
tainly inuko a nmlel official if elected.
Moses Harnett Is milking u grcut nice
for Aldermun of the Seventh Wind as
Mr. .lohn I, Agnew nppeurs to huvo
tho best of It In the Tweuiy-foiiith,
He will make a tine Alderman,
The Hccnrd bus been Interviewing
the Chairmen of the Democratic ami
Republican Committees on the out
look, Here Is what It says:
Alexander 11 Itevell, the Chairman
of tho Hepubllcnu Cunipulgu Commit
tee, und Francis H. Feubody, Chairman
of tho Democratic Cunipulgu Commit
tee, both are confident of tho success
of tho Muyoralty candidates whose
contests they uro managing. Four
days remain lu which cunipulgu work
cun be done.
Yesterday euch chulrmuii was pre
sented wltli some queries to answer us
to why ho believed victory wus golug
to attend his efforts, in uuswerlug tho
questlous tho two chairmen showed
IS VIEWED UV
Chairmen Peabody and Revell of the
Democratic and Republican Com
mittees Estimate the Result.
No Doubt but that a Very Large Vote Will
Be Polled on Next
Mr. Wenter's Friends Are Confident that He
Will Win Easily by a Large
General Political News and Gossip of the Pond
ing Campaign from All the
-omowhiit the different policies of the
men managing the two campaigns.
The ilit question asked was whether
the Hepubllcnu or Demociatlc nominee
was going to be elected. Mr. Itevell
uiiswcivd for Mr. Swift ami Mr. Feu
body for Mr. Wenter. Here arc the
Mr. Itevell-Mr. Swift will be elected.
I am not ready to say what the major
ity will be. It'ls too eaily.
Mr. IVnlridy Mr. Wenter will Im
elected by a mtijoiliy of from s.iiiiii to
J. "Where docs your ciiiilhluioV
i-ticngth come fiom?"
Mr. Hecll-I do mil think ll would
bo pio'!, policy to go Into details on thai
question. Four days, leuinlu of the
uimpiiigu. iiinl ll would be betiayliig
our plan in the enemy.
.Mr. 1 ViiIm mI,v II will be the ohl Dem
ocratic strength. The North Town will
give the Democrats a majority of from
I..MMI to L'.nil Instead of going Hepub
llcnu. lu the past dissensions hi this
purl of the city huve cut down the vote
of our puny. Then u grcut percentage
of the People's parly vote, which was
a dlicci loss to the Domocmis, linn
come buck to the fold.
.'I. "Which candidate will gel the Her
Air. Itevell I Und that vastly the
greater number or (ieriiiaus are going
to support Mr. Swift. A week ago It
was mooted around that this vote would
go lu solid blocks from our party to Mr.
Wenter becuiise he was born In Hohe
inla. It has been proved that the great
mass of the (ieriuuu vole cannot be
traded or parceled out iu the manner
claimed by the Democrats.
Mr. Peabody I llgure from the re
ports received by our committee that
Mr. Wenler will get at least SO per cent,
of the (eriuiiu vole of the city of Chi
cago. .'I. "How about ilio vote of the other
.Mr. Itevell-l do not think that It
would be good politics to go Into the
question of mitloualllles.
Mr. Peabody One of the most slgulll
(am things of the latter days of this
campaign has been ihe manner in
which the Irish are supporting the en
tire Democratic ticket. Prominent Irish
men who were reported to be against
ihe ticket are now working heart and
soul for tho success of the ticket.
.". "lu what regard Is the opponent to
your candidate most handicapped?"
Mr. Hevcll That Is another question
which 1 do not consider It good politics
to discuss. It would simply point out
to the enemy the weak places we haui
Mr. Peabody- "tieorge H. Swift Is
heavily weighted with a large number
of factional lights. I. el me rait through
the wards, lu the First the uport
comes to me that trades are being
made by F. P. illeasou ami lames It.
H. Van Cleave for person-il support.
There Is ulso un Independent candidate
who Is working for votes at the e.
peiiso of the general ticket. In the Sec
ond Ward u not her fight Is betag i.inde
on Murtlu Host, the regular Hepubllciiii
nomlnco for Alderman, and there Is u
strong Independent movo which must
detract from tho general strength of
tho city ticket. In the Fourth Wind
Is still unother tight lu the uprising
against tho-caudlducy of Martin H.
Madden. From whut I .can leurn the
friends of Mr. Maddon are going so
far to Insure his election as to be trad
big Swift votes for Madden ballots.
These friends know that If Mudden Is
elected aud Swift Is defeated their
standing with tho machine Is secure.
In tho event of Swift's election they
know thut the organization to which
they belong will fall, lu Ihe Twelfth
Ward there Is another voie.nlng con
tent over Ihe election of Aldenuaii
Campbell, the regular, Itepubllcuu Al
dcrmiinlc cnmllilnto. .Mr. Swift's en
poiwnl of the cause of Mr. Fatten. Ihe
Independent c.indldate, lias made
Campbell's fiiciiils angry, and 1 1 icy
are leiilug ihe general tlci.et fall iu
their efforts to m'iuI their porioiiul can-
dldak' I k In Ilio .Council. Ill the
iiorihwot winds, whole ihe promNes
made b, Mr. Sull'l in ihe Poles were
expected to bring Ullexpect-d idieugtli
In the ticket, those piouilscs have fail
ed to linxe the eH'cct expected. Kite fjle
Hon is working for ihe Republican
nominee to win the promised lewiud.
The slighted factious aie Jealous and
are working to uuibn the work of the
favored faction. The tight on ihe West
Town ticket by the Hohemluus of the
southwestern portion of Hie cliy. hlch
the Hepubllcans counted us n '-ote-gei-lor
for their puny, bus been etlled so
thut nothing will be lost to the clly
ticket. All Ihe Hohomluns are walking
for Mr. Weuter If they tire not doing
anything for the town ticket."
It. "Are the dissensions lu your parly
Air. Itevell "There are uo dissensions
Which will uffeel the result."
Air. Peabody "Resides the trouble
over the West Town ticket, which has
not liurmcd the clly ticket, there have
been practically uo quarrels iu the par
ty. The fact that there have been but
eight cases considered by the committee
on contests ami appeals is good proof
of the harmony hi the parly ranks. The
small number of Independent candi
dates Is also an Indication that the par
ty Is united."
7. "Does (he character of tho cam
paign conducted by your candidate
iiieel with ihe approval of the party
Air. Itevell -"I think Ihe iiou-partlsan
campaign which Is being conducted by
Air. Swift, together with Ids honorable
ami gentlemanly canvass ami the very
cleanliness and honorable bearing, has
hud the effect of getting not. only many
ihoUMimls of Democruilc voles but of
Independents us well, .Mutters thut I
cull siniil thut are usually applied In
campaigns have come to both Air, Swift
and me, but we have turned them down,
It being tlie desire of Air, Swift to tin
elected clean and whole by making uo
pledges ami using no smut that, would
be attached to the next AJuyor of Chi
Air. Peabody-"Air. Wenler took the
lend lu the iioii-purtlsuu nAliiie of our
campaign uguiust my udvie us a urn
chine politician. I can now see how'
wise he wus In not following tlie Hues
laid down by myself. Ho will get it
majority of the voles of the thinking,
Independent citizens of Chicago. His
campaign bus been a manly one, aud
one devoid of mud-throwing. Ho has
not miido any promises and will not
have to contend with the Jealousies
which always come out of such a cam
paign." 8. "How Is the parly of which you
stand ut tho head us a muss golug' to
treat the civil service bill?"
Air. Itevell"! believe that the great
body of tho voters will seo tho necessity
for the adoption of the law, aud I be
lieve they will follow In tho wuko of
the vigorous campaign which Is being
mapped out for tho bill by tho Execu
Mr. Peabody "Tho Executive Com
mittee has already gone on record lu
tho mutter. How tho great muss of tho
party will act of course I cuunot tell.
Ono thing I am certain of und that Is
thut the managers of the Democratic
campaign are mnkliignn houcst, square
tight for tho udnptlou of tho law."
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