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CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JULY 29,1898 IWELVE PAGES VOI Mil. NO. 199. WITHOUT LAW. The Grand Jury Must Not Investigate Burnham. He Is Too Rich to Try in the Criminal Court. Killing of the Brave Firemen to Go Unavenged. The World's Fair Gang Block Justice's Wheels. j , Even Ordinary Inquiry Into Their Deaths Stopped, T n-J rnU.f T)norte ITolrl : Ill UlUCi mat xuioimo uw ; by the Coroner's Jury May Be "Honorably Cleared " Before the Public. So the Poor Firemen Have Committed Suicide. Must State's Attorney Jake Kern has, it is understood, directed the Crand Jury not to even investigate the con nect ion of Director of Works Purn ham with the construction of the Cold Storage building at the World's Fair! What is a Grand Jury for"? if Mr. Purnham was not at fault In the matter of the construction or i the Fire Trap, need he have any i Tear of a Grand Jury? If Kire Marshal Murphy did not order the men into the fatal tower, surely he has nothing to fear. What is the trouble? People who are not well jMisted on such things are wondering why the Grand Jury is not to be given a chance to Investigate this awful affair. Is it to ba hushed up.' Or are the poor dead firemen to be hranded as suicides'.' i ii i i n ri. it s 1 1 1 i i 1 1: i c iiMiiu.ss Mr. Rmef I'bMlUtl Clml- Knu rl ,lnliil ill t lie l.r.nt I.iiihIi.ii show. Mr. 1 P. Chandler, the well known ex-Superinteii lent of the Chicago Fire Alarm Telegraph, RM just returned from London. Eng. . wiu rc he has bsttfl attending the In ternal ional Fireman's i 'ongrcs. He Rtd but ju-t got horn, when lie was eted lo a m wpan r man and asked hi- impressions o for- eigu tlremeii and then methob. and the ohiect and result "f the -on- grens. In r-pl he aid the ColtglCSs W.I- h d O j cultural Hill, London and m cum- m Hon win It was an . hlbilioii smaller French cities, such as Havre and Calais. "Portugal was renresente 1 by a delegation from Oporto. Client. lirussels. and Liege represented Kcl j gium, and there were a number of ! 1 1 i. an firemen there. "The fire appliance department of the congress was complete in all de- tails. "I studied and saw their methods of operation. "For the general public a small ad mission fee was charged, for the ben ; eflC of the widows and orphans of the firemen of Creat Britain. "The congress took up about four , days and I spent all my time there. "Then for two weeks I studied in ALL ITS PAN AND DETAILS uie worn in ni iiuimuu im ui igauc "Then 1 went to Paris foi ten days, and made a like examination. "Through the courtesy of the American Minister. Mr. Eustis, I wa taken in charge by the French colonel who commands the Paris de- j to seven. partrnent. There WS very little! "He gave me a look and said miiiic about the service that I did not see. thing in French which the interpre "I went through the larger Eng- ter told me was 'Pshaw! it takes me lish cities, Birmingham and Liver pool, and then went across to Ireland, and took ten days of pure unadulter ated pleasure. "1 didn't inspect the fire depart ments in Ireland, f ir they have n me to speak of. "1 traveled in a Jaunting or and on the tops of coaches, so i was a great deal in the open air. hension regarding the relative effl- "Througft the courtesy of the Sec- j ciency of the American and Euro retary of the London County C uincil pean service is because the visitors 1 inspected their buildings and but'd- heretofore have been mainly those ing laws, and I tried t) do it t hor- , who were not practical tire fighters ,,utrhlv' and Hitter myself I succeeded a. wcll !1S was possible in the time at my command. "1 also inspected the bull lings and builders' laws of Prance. "My own knowle of French is not verj perfect, but with the aid of an interpreter I got along very well. "It will be some days before I am ready with my official report, which will deal in detail with all 1 saw. "I consider that 1 have a great deal of valuable information, especially in regard to construction. "1 regarded very favorably some of the French machinery and apparatus, hut the most we have to learn from the foreigners is in regard to con struction. "Put In regard to the relative clii eiency of Kl UK KIOIITlNli IN EMU. A NO and Franc;; and those methods in vogue here, tic; European! are not to be for an instant compared with us. "You see, the buildings there are all built of hrick and stone, so it is more their construction that saves them than th"ir efficiency after a tire gets started. "Our buildings, which we so proud ly call fire proof, are regarded in En gland and France as pretty poor. "They particularly object to the use of iron and stone bu ldings, be cause of the tendency of iron to ex pand. "I do not wish to b' understood as saying that the European lack of ef tlciency is due to any Inherent weak ness or stupidity in the men, but it is due more than anything else to a lack of practice. "A man becomes a good architect by the mistake he makes and cor rects, ami so it is in any other bu-i-in'Sv "Kngland and France have no Bret that give practice, but Kngland has more than France. The French buildings hive all brick or stone partition walls, or tliey are made of something which looks like brick covered with plaster. "Toe building stone is of that kind that is soft in the iiarr, but liar dSJSM with SlfMUre to the air tin longer It rOand-. the harder it get , For IDe weeks, day and night, I ntudled thew. thing'- - ' I u.o present at two fires in London, and the) wt-re large Mns, too: gjaej at - eral little ones in I'.irls. "Tlu- JM-Opb of lle,e inUllllle. II, loi and tbdib rat in all theli bum- . m. ih i. m l 'h .- tm -lownev. "The weakness of European tire lighting is due to slowness, and s, when a (lie bteiks out the construc tion is all that saves the cities from dest i notion. "They can hardly understand some of the common. si details of our methods, 'For instance, one of th Knglish- ; men asked me how long it took to hitch up.' 1 told him, and 1 gave him what I though) a liberal figure, that it averaged perhaps twenty mv onds. "lie looked at me with that pecul- iar British Stan-, and after a mo ment, with a half smile, 'Well, 1 don't like to call you a liar, but I think your imagination Is not honest.' "When in Paris a Frenchman asked me almost the same question, "Mindful of my experience in Lon don, and knowing that 1 would ho disbelieved anyway, I told the Paris- 1 ian that it took ten seconds and 1 'sometimes it was dom in from live I longer than that to pull my boots on.' "But if you were to transplant to one of our cities the service of Lon don or Paris, the city would burn down with a tire once stated. "It couldn't be stopped with for eign service. "Why Caere is so much mlsappre- themselves. 'They would see some detail which would strke them as particularly line, and gauge the whole service by that detail, when perhaps that detail alone would he the only thing worth considering." And as the commis sioner bowed his visitor out he said: "No. sir; America leads the world in lire-lighting. " OBITUARY. MKN. SAKA1I AI.I.K.N. Mrs. Sarah Allen, an old and hL'h- ly respected resident of Chicago, died at her home. 293 Webster avenue, Wednesday, tiller a lingering illness. She was the mother of Mrs. B. C McMahon, Thomas P., Charles V. M , and William II. Allen, all well known and highly thought of citizens. THE DRAINAGE POLICE. The Full Force to Be Appointed Nt xi W$eh. The Drainage Trustees decided to appoint its police force next week. Five stations are to be established, with headquarters at Sag, Where the .11.-:... ... , ., i...: i, i in, r ..hi,.!, iviii be utilized for the purpose. The. substations will he at Romeo, Lc mont, Willow Springs, and Summit, where suitable buildings will he erected at a cost of 11,500 each. Pend- ing their completion, the patrolmen made a tour of the West, and llnaliy ; ,,rv lrPr, while in l7 and 1879 will lodge in tents or hired quarters, came to Chicago. In 1H.V be re- two new icehouses were erected. In Thirty-five patrolmen will be ap- turned to Madison and lived there tB building Season of 1883 n mag appointed, seven for each station, until I860, pract icing law and tilling nillcent, brewhouse, one ..r the most Marshal Williams of the sanitary district, will be at their head. The board's order retires the men to be stationed at their posts as early as practicable, and the clerk was au thorized to defray the expenses con trac ted by the Marshal in provl ling for the Installation of the corps at tannery in 1;4 he removed to Chi cago, and after making mnM profit on The railroad bridge at Sag was or dered repaired, the expense not to eieeed 1800. 1.000 SWEAT SHO S. Chicuqn Has Hon f Them than Ai.u 0ttV Citn. Heal til Deiartmeiit officials now have a list ol nearl) 1,000 "sweal shops whlCB are In operation ll the city, (tf these il'i have aire ad se- cureii the WMMMfj Iksmses, Hteps will be taken to make the proprletOVt or the othem comply with the law Tilt Infanta F.ulaM.i baa NtHl B ' I In i elf hugel whih Sin in i for all ol be I, i is The Great Brewer and Good Citizen Is Gone. He Was Actively lihitilid with tie Growth of Chicago, And Built Up a Great Busi ness by the Force of His Genius. Sketch of His Busy Career in This City. Comments of His Late Asso ciates on His Tak ing Off. John H. McAvoy, the brewer, died Monday morning at his home, No. 2321 Calumet avenue. For four years Mr. McAvoy had been in ill health and since last April it was known that t he end was near. lie died from a general and gradual breaking up of the system rather than from any specific or known disease John FX McAvoy was born in New - if, in the North of Ireland, Nov 1830, and was the eldest of four chil dren. When he was 'J yea is of age his parents cami to the United states and lived several years in New York j city. Removing to buffalo in 1838, he attended public school and after took the full academic course in the Cowanda Academy. He t hen entered the law office of Judge Howe, and took a two years' course in both read ing and practicing. In ih:.i he went to the West and stopped in Chicago with the intention of settling here. He was, however, not pleased with the outlook, and passed into Wis- eousin. nkwsiai'KK wokk in wn'unm.v Me sett led in Oshkosh, where, after practicing law for some time, he in i w. )..... i.i . i... i ..i.i,,..v, i.. the pioneer Democratic newspaper in the State. In IH.";i Mr. McAvoy sold his newspaper and moved to Madison, where he was elected Chief Clerk of the Legislature. He next the Offices of Clerk of the loard of Supervisors and Chief Clerk of tin Supreme Courti in l-'ii in' bought an interest in a large tanm rv in South Haven, Mich., which he con ducted for several years during the war with great protlt. Sidling his able deals in real estate he engaged in the brewery business, entering into a partnership with EL V. BeHtlS They established a brewery for the manufacture of lager l eer. The es tablishment was on the site of th" pre-ont mammoth on w ry on South Park avenue. Fl m B small In gin ning the MeAvoy brewing concern rew rapidly and it- output b. .me ledcd for It excellence. Mr. NeAvoj tnaete ol HM Third W aid in i d Aldei man tilt, h in-- ap the Km in e pointed hairiuau of ground that he had determined to abandon politics and devot himself entireh to business Mr. McAvoy was three time- mar ried, nis first wife being Miss Harriet K. Pond, of I tica. N. V. The two children 1mm to them were Cornelia and Charles McAvoy. His tirst wife died in 1S(,., anil In ISttT lie married Miss Harriet Kobinson, of Norwich, Conn., daughter of Tin., mas Hobin son. She died in IST'.i. In .lanitary, 1884, Mr. McAvoy married Mrv Ban Henderson of vVhlteslioro, Oneida County, N. Y.. she being the widow of lr. Henderson She, with the two children horn by the first mar . uige, is alive. TMBOTH TO AN OUD HUKNO. "John McAvoy and I were the (list Americans to brew lager beer. " said II. V. Itemis of the L'ichellcu, who was Mr. McAvoy's partner in the es tablishment of a brewery. "The tirm of Hemi- McAvov was ISjtjnfporated in 1865 With a capital stock of 11,000, 003l We continued in partnership until 1884, when I sold out to the other partners. Then the name was changed to the McAvoj brewing Company. This, a lew fears after, was sold to an English syndicate, be ing t he first, brewery in Chicago to pas- into British hands Personal J 1 was connected with Mr. McAvoy for twenty years. We yrew up in business together and all t he time 1 found him to le the best and most really lovable man 1 ever had any business dealings with. He was pop ular with all our customers and no two men ever got along so well to gether as Mr. Mc.o ami I did lb was a conservativr man, respected by all for his honesty of purpose and opinion, and his death l sincerely re gretted by me." OTHKH LAUDATORS HXPKB88lONf. Austin J Doyle, President of the ! McAvoy Brewing Company, said: "In the death of John H. McAvo. Chi , cago sustains a great loss, lb was public-spirited and his life was a pait 1 of the city's history. He was always ready to aid the poor and afflicted, ami by word and deed made many ef forts to encourage the progress of his home city." The present olllcers of the McAvoy brewing Company are: President, Austin J. Doyle; Vice President, Adam rl seifer; Secretary. John N. Ari. The brewery commenced its business career in a small three-story hrick building near the corner of South Park avenue and Twenty-third street, front ing the lake. This iioa- includes the main entrance of the three and live ston buildings on the west side of t he avenue, in Decem ber, 1HHC), a stock eonipam was formed, and since that t ime the es tablishment has continued to in crease its capacity from 3,500 barrels . of heer annually to over 100.000. A large malt house vn- erected adja cent to the original building in 170, and four Icehouses were also built in IH74, l7.' and In 171 a sW: uuuiimn was maae no wic Draw """I"1"1"""' w,,r1"- was auoen ,o the already immense establishment. I he funeral was conducted pri vately at 10:80 o'clock Wednesday morning at the family residence, jjggl Calumet avenue Onlj relatives and intimate friends were present. The r m ms wit' filled w.th Bowers sent by friends of the deceased. I'n der the marble bust of Mr, McAvoy, which tood in a corner, was a simple wreath of Ivy leaves. The si n ni the front parlor irttofe retted tic ma ke! was banked with lili" and KMO The ItVViOeS were conducted bj the b'ev. Lymh. of Trinity Metho dist Chureb, The remains were in i,ii. i in hakwoodi Cemet ry, Among those present at the fun mi were Mr and Mr- Qt0f - ITU hts, Mr and Mr-. Stuyves.iut Pa bodf, Mr. N. K. I ui i ti.tnk JohB A King, lohn ,i MeQrath, u Mi- vTlltitJH Howuid. Mr i I M l ihii ab ntine, Mr iml Mr- I N ' . . . Mi and Mr. Urn - II Mi kind Mr- II. ii. i in liul liillfV HILLS. Great Preparations for Bar Association Primary. Prospect that Fully Fifteen Votes Will Be Polled. Sons of Veterans Are in Big De mand. That Is, Young Men Who Had Distin guished Papas Are Ready to Run on the Old Man's Name. Every -on of a nobis sire who hangs out a shingle, from Perry TrumbuU up. has annoUOCt d himself as a candi date for judge, "on the strength of t lie old man s record. " Steve Douglas Started in the race, but, having some feeling for his an cestor, pulled out. early. Perry Trumbull, however, still hangs on to the tail end of the race, like a bull pup to a liver. Under the able management of one Thoinan, one a "judge" in Ihlo, later a clerk, or commissioner, or some thing of tin' kind, in the civil service Commission at Washington, and, still later, a traveling agent for the World's Fair, a "Bar Primary'' under the auspices of I he "Par Associat ion" has been arranged. The cut ranee fee is a $10 note, and the modttS operandi, the securing of fifty names of lawyers noted In the city I rtrectory. a number of gentlemen put up their entrance fee with considerable alacrity, hut later, on learning the company they were in, forfeited the entrance money and withdrew from the race. There are. however, fully llfteen lawyers who will go before the Tho man primary. So that, In all probability, llfteen Votes will be cast thereat. i in: i iii: RKOI UAR NOM1D vi iiin-. Nswborol lloniirulil., .nl U-iiu ii SI rini- lnU.nl or. For the regular party nominations, which will be made in September or October, a number of honorable gen tlemen are named. Among those most highly spoken of might he mentioned: l;ii tin I' llr.vU I.. II. BlSbSS. Dm IU Hill 1 1 vim fltlSfll I M. HtteMU m. ,i Hum, Mm a. Pnkw, t 1 1 Bnwt ivtrr ,i. i-aicri. Gioqi p, MorHeS anMn 0. H ,ton. I.. I. 004M, Krnuk W. fSMg, I n .l II Ativiii.i. .IiiIiii Moyer, UwMMsfc. Wm. A. Viiicont, r m 1 1 nun, fMMtoOaRwMU, W I Mark W. II rUseSSSM, JM. I . Kobmil. W. I .BssSMS a , i i lint, i, o. w. WarvsOt, W .1. K.iikIIkIi H -i i r v RvAtW, C K M 'li ii ! B, Ailiini- I re r sinlth, U M. bunU. i ;. f, bmhssms. itttsa ' II II. 0, MWSI l.nwriMHf I' lli le I' M MhSSMI WsiMrtS Won,' v, n Msssall 'h- v. Naalas I I nll.v. W. V I.OW. i 0DSBSM Mrru II I VUIoiif, N s I, .'in. ,11 i i. tsakf 6aa ''"i" , i, h Millri MSI V, Ott-i'U immmm llibri i i i I W lltirk." h united U i U